As the end of year approaches, it’s important for teachers to reflect on their teaching practices, set goals for the future, stay organized, and make sure to take care of themselves. To help with this, we’ve created an end of the school year challenge that offers 16 tasks for teachers to choose from, with a focus on four main areas: Reflection and Goals, Organization, Self-care, and Engaging Students.
Each week, we will send out an email that focuses on one of the four areas, and provide a blog post that outlines the tasks for that week. This will give teachers the flexibility to choose the tasks that are most relevant to their needs and interests. The goal of this challenge is to help teachers finish the school year strong, while also preparing them for the next school year.
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Reflection and Goals
The first week of the challenge will focus on Reflection and Goals. The end of the school year is a great time for teachers to reflect on their teaching practices, evaluate what has worked and what hasn’t, and set goals for the next school year. Some of the tasks for this week include: creating a list of accomplishments for the school year, reflecting on challenges and lessons learned, and setting achievable goals for the next school year.
Organize and Plan
The second week of the challenge will focus on Organization. This is a crucial skill for teachers to have, as it can help them manage their workload more efficiently and reduce stress. Some of the tasks for this week include: cleaning out and organizing their physical classroom space, decluttering and enlisting your students to organize cabinets, drawers, and desks.
The third week of the challenge will focus on Self-care. It’s important for teachers to take care of themselves, especially during the busy end of the school year. Some of the tasks for this week include: planning for a fun summer break, taking time for yourself, and collecting positive notes and emails received throughout the year.
The fourth and final week of the challenge will focus on Engaging Students. These are the last days of school for your students too and you can incorporate some easy and fun ways to help make it memorable and special for them. Some of the tasks for this week include: have them teach YOU a lesson on something they are passionate about, gather photos and memories from the school year, and plan a last day of school celebration.
End of Year Challenge Giveaway
To enter the giveaway, teachers must complete at least four of the 16 tasks and fill out a Google form that will be sent out at the end of the challenge. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card of their choice to Amazon, Target, or TPT.
The end of the school year can be a stressful time for teachers, but it’s important to take the time to reflect on the year, set goals, stay organized, and take care of ourselves. The end of the school year challenge is a great way to do all of these things, while also having the chance to win a gift card. We hope that this challenge will help teachers finish the year strong and prepare for the next school year with confidence.
Ready for more? Head over to Week 1 of the End of Year Challenge:
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