This year, I have decided to pick a professional focus just for me. This goal isn't a part of Common Core. It will influence my classroom culture so it may become part of my evaluation goals. I know there are other teachers who will be working on this, but I'm doing this simply because I want to.
A few years ago a group of us read The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time ; about how one school incorporated Dr. Stephen Covey's Seven Habits into daily school life. Last year another group of teachers conducted a book group. This year we are investigating getting the grant for next year.
I have decided I'm not going to wait. I want to begin discussing these habits with my students and collecting materials to support them. I would love to hear from other teachers and schools who have started the process.