Research so far. I've asked a burning question and then I found a few more. I have listed projects I'm interested in working on, and then I listed more. I took time yesterday to really focus on what I want to accomplish and I categorized and organized those thoughts.
All of this lead me to two projects I want to focus on for the next week and two days, regarding research that is. I would like to focus on starting to form lesson plans, or answering the question of how to create a relationship based classroom at the beginning of the year. I really want students to understand personal responsibility and encourage them to take charge of their own learning. I know that they can do this in a writing to learn classroom. I want to tease out the lessons and procedures that need to be in place for that to happen.
My secondary focus is my resource room. I want to create a writing to learn resource room, and I know these two notions are not mutually exclusive. I plan on using the writing to learn process and isearch process to help me answer these questions in my head. I have a bunch of other things that will fall into place, but I really want to start there. Gaining clarity is really exciting because I feel like I've been circling the airport for a few weeks and my plane has now landed.