Shannon, 1st Year Teacher

I feel so thankful to have been in the personalization hub! As a new teacher, there are so many ‘firsts’ I am having in the classroom. First report cards, first parent/teacher conferences, and first units for every content area. As I delve into these experiences, I find myself looking through the lenses of personalization every time. Sometimes I wonder how different these experiences would be if I had never been in the hub. Even as I complete my BTSA Individual Learning Plan, many of the action items and evidence toward my goals relate to personalization. Getting to know my students at a deeper and more personal level has given me more confidence as an educator, and more compassion for my kiddos.