My favorite memory from 2018 was... pic.twitter.com/CInkSp8JGY— Charlie Brown (@Peanuts_4Fans) 30 dicembre 2018
What I have achieved this year.
I have been thinking about what I have been doing so far.
First of all I have met many educators online and shared with them ideas and learnt a lot. Thanks to the Moocs which I have finished I have become part of an online community of educators living in Europe and in many parts of the world, from the USA to Argentina, Brazil and Australia.
I have learnt how to use some new webtools and I am going to learn more about new ways of learning.
I have tried to widen my horizon and now I am aware of the challenges which I have to face.
I have worked online as an educator with courses for my students ; I have used the LMS Weschool - https://www.weschool.com/ for uploading lessons and sharing materials with them.
Together with the Erasmus Team in my school we are now taking part in the ERASMUS PLUS Project for mobility of teachers which will be followed by a group of teachers who will spend some time abroad to learn about other schools, methodologies and also bettering their English language .
Our mobility Project is online and it is called Reach : in October we presented it to the community in Reggio Emilia http://www.erasmusplus.it/erasmusdays-coffee-break-leggere-leuropa-attraverso-larte-e-il-patrimonio-artistico-e-culturale/
The abstract of the Project is online and it is available also in Italian : https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/scuolaonlineservice/chierici/circolari-sos/uploads/2239-Abstract%20REACH-2.pdf
I worked online to learn more about English IGCSE exams which I will have to prepare in my school in 20120; this is something I am worried about as I have never prepared students for this type of exams.
What I need to do to improve
There are many things which I need to improve in my way of working and planning. I need to better my way of dealing with problems in a school which is changing. Families are demanding and sometimes I feel that I am overwhelmed and under pressure.
I will have to deal with Special Education Needs and to cope with the challanges of a school which does not get much financial help.
I feel I am not a giant but I need to bear the burden of preparing students who are not willing to learn.
Right now I am finishing a course online about Flipped Learning and Cooperative Learning on the Italian platform Pearson.
I would like to work online and provide support to my learners. I find that this approach is interesting as it seems to be focussed on the students and provide more engagement in the lessons.
The Italian translation is " Il Metodo Rossi" , the slide is available online IL METODO ROSSI SLIDE
My Hopes for the future
I am willing to continue learning and sharing with other educators and being able to build a better learning environment for my students.
Ready to go on learning !