Goal setting helps me focus my work and celebrate what went well. This past year saw a successful collection development effort to purchase books featuring characters of color. Of fiction books purchased in the 2016-17 year, 46% featured a main character of color and 33% of those were African American.
Another celebration was that every grade level participated in a mini-research project during their library time.
Goal setting also makes visible areas for improvement. I set a goal of attending morning meeting at least once per week for the whole year. I did this consistently during first semester and learned that having dedicated classrooms to visit each quarter helped me follow through. However, second semester I got swept up in other work and stopped attending as frequently. Having a mid-year review of my goals might have helped me re-commit to my goals for supporting building-wide PBIS initiatives.
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