Through Continual Professional Development activities, my reflections on my work have become more meaningful due to a variety of evolutions in my pedagogical ideals. I am not afraid to take risks and ‘experiment’ with ideas and strategies for learning. I am more competent in designing units of work that truly stretch the understanding of my students in achieving critical thinking, and performances of understanding are effectively aligned with the learning intentions. I am continually communicating educational ideas with other teaching colleagues and professionals in sharing good practice – I regularly talk with teachers from across the globe using online communities and forums.
My aim is for life-long professional growth by continually engaging in activities like this that will maintain my focus as a teacher – to help children learn how to learn.