So to get back to the 5 choices.......
One of the biggest roles in my life is that of Teacher. I have a hard time balancing my time with this role. I either spend what feels like all my time on teaching, or I get home and don't want to do anything related to work.
I feel the key to becoming extraordinary as a Teacher is learning where to spend my time.
Grading-necessary but a BIG time sucker. So for now I am grading the minimal amount that is required.
I love coming up with new ways to teach concepts but I find myself being sucked into the internet twilight zone. I easily lose track of time and find so many ideas that it is hard to apply them. I think if I had a goal to work on one or two things a week I would slowly make progress and come out ahead (like the tortoise).
This one is important as well. Methods can make all the difference. No matter how good a lesson is, PRESENTATION is key to STUDENT SUCCESS.
Now to make concrete goals based on my musings.......