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Dr. Troy P. Roddy

Friday, August 8, 2014

Finding Your Professional Development Goals

You have much to offer to your students.

Make a list of the first ten items that come to mind. It might include items such as knowledge, experience, patience, and enthusiasm.

When you finish, carefully look at your list. Would you consider those items your strengths? Would your colleagues agree? What about former students?

Now, make a list of the first ten items you hope or students learn from their experience with you. This student list may include items such as creativity, problem solving, independence, and passion for the subject.

Compare your two lists.

Chances are, there are some items that appear on both lists.

However, there are probably items on the student list that are not on your list. Make a note of these. These should be on your professional development radar this year. These items are the gaps between the ideal student experience and what you can currently offer. These gaps are your goals.

You cannot give to others what you do not have.