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Professional Growth Resolutions Linky

Hey guys, happy Saturday!!!

Today is the day to discuss professional growth resolutions.

I completed my Master's degree in Elementary Education in August 2010. 

I recently completed my Ed.S in Elementary Education in August 2012. Whoo-Whoo!!!

That reminds me, I should be receiving my diploma in a matter of days!!!

To tell you the truth, I think that I am kind of burnt out as far as school 

is concerned, and I don't know what I'll do if I have to actually write 

another required paper!!

So, I've actually decided to take a 2 year break from school, because I've never done that before.

I mean, I've been going to school since I was 5!!!!!!

Also, I feel as if the time will allow my to hone in on what area I want to be in. 

I've even thought about getting a doctorate in instructional or educational technology, 

because I do have a passion for it!!

Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!!!!!!!!!!

Professional Growth Resolution #1

Decide if and when I want to go back to school, and what area I want to study.

Technology and reading are my passion, so I've got to choose!!!! Aargh!!!!

Professional Growth Resolution #2

Acquire National Board certification.

Now, I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is something that I want to do. 

I may even do this before I consider going back to school. 

Professional Growth Resolution #3

I read the Daily Five, now I've got to get started on the CAFE book!!!

Now, with the reading program that we use, it's kind of difficult

to fully implement the Daily Five in my classroom, but I did

gather some excellent ideas from it. I hope to do the same with the CAFE book!!!

Professional Growth Resolution #4

Since I am the Technology Representative at my school, and chairperson of the 

Technology Committee, I need to find some great professional memberships, as it

relates to technology. If you know of any great ones, please share!!!

Come on over and link up!!


  1. I agree with you about taking a break from school! I have been going for 20 years straight.... Time to rest for a while and enjoy life! You will love the cafe!!! I am currently implementing both in my classroom!! Good luck with all of your professional adventures!

  2. Congrats on your ED.S!! Yay!!
    National Boards is a tough process, but so worth it..of course I am saying this as I choose to not renew it this year =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. Hi there! I found you through the linky party. I definitely understand what you mean about taking a break from school. I took a 1 year break after my undergrad degree and a 1 year break after my master's... now I'm going back in a week for an endorsement program! I am strangely excited to be going back, but NOT excited to write papers again. I am the tech chairperson at my school, too. I look forward to following your blog! :)

    EduKate and Inspire


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