End of Year Reflections

by | Balance for Educators

I hope you are all settling into summer and enjoying some space in your schedule. Along with all of the fun summer activities you might be doing, setting aside some reflection time could be a useful and meaningful step toward fully diving into doing what you love during your vacation.

After releasing the school year, it doesn’t mean we forget it or that there aren’t things we’d like to change.

Take some time to intentionally reflect on the school year and make some notes for yourself before you get too far away from it. This way, you’ll know that you’ve attended to those thoughts that might follow you throughout your summer if you push them aside.

Here are some questions you might consider as you do this, either in writing in a journal or in a drawing or graphic organizer of some kind:

  • What are some things that went really well in my classroom this year that I want to continue?
  • What are some challenges I faced in my classes this year? Is there anything that I can do to change that next year?
  • Which of your students grew the most this year? What role did you play in their success?

There is certainly other reflecting that you can do in a variety of areas, and I encourage you to do that, too. I’ve even created a special FREE guide that includes additional journal prompts…

Grab your copy here

As you reflect, make sure to be a solution seeker!

Write down action steps for how you’ll get to your goal. After you’ve done this, you can rest assured that you have given this your attention and perhaps more easily shift into a space of true relaxation and rejuvenation for the duration of the summer.

If you want to spend some time learning strategies to help you stay present and create a clearer mind space as you do this reflection and as you take the steps to create the classroom environment you want, reach out and let’s chat.

I offer personalized support to educators who want to create balance in their lives, in and out of the classroom! Book a complimentary call here.

Amy Necci

Amy Necci

Balanced Life Mentor for Educators

Hi, I’m Amy (she/her)!
•PA Teacher 20+ years•

I consider myself a teacher and student every single day. I empower educators with self-support tools so they can live their BEST life!

As a teacher myself, I’m especially passionate about serving educators and feel strongly that learning self-support strategies can benefit anyone at any stage of life. In mentoring educators, my goal is to cultivate a space of acceptance and comfort, offering the people I support permission to be themselves, trust themselves, and grow at their own pace.