If we are to be serious about inclusion, we need to set SMART goals for our students, our classrooms and our schools. I am sitting in a PD session with Ken Williams to examine where we are at in our journey toward becoming a professional learning community. We grapple with the fact there are many students included in our classrooms and how we will meet their needs. If we begin with the end in mind as we often expect our students to do in goal-setting, it makes perfect sense for us to set goals as well.
Our goals should be specific, measurable,attainable, realistic and timely. Only then can we focus on the abilities we are working to express on our own behalf as well as for our students. Only then will we able to get past our focus on deficits of our own or of our students.