I met with my assistant principal today to go over my teacher evaluations for this year. Last year, I felt I had issues with my giving feedback (especially when students were failing), expectations for student work, and staying on task in the classroom. This year, my primary area where I felt like I needed improvement was getting essays graded fast enough; I feel like my classroom is run much more efficiently and effectively than last year. Students know what they are expected to do, and they know where to look if they are confused. I was able to focus more on WHAT I wanted my students to learn and get out of class, rather than freak out about getting together the material and making copies and entering grades. Not counting today (I mean, it’s already practically lunch time, so who would?), and since we don’t go to school on Memorial Day, we have six Mondays remaining to this school year. It seems like it has flown by, and while we have a lot more to accomplish yet this year, it has been a good year. Next year, with the addition of baby Spartacus to my little household, the adventures will only get crazier, I’m sure!