After twelve years of teaching, one of the things I find that helps me to bring closure to the current school year, is to begin setting up a rough framework for what to change and implement for "next" year. There is comfort for me in planning adjustments and changes to processes and procedures while things are still fresh in my mind. It also ensures that I will consider making changes to things that are no longer working optimally when it comes time in August to start ramping up again instead of falling back on what I did "last" year. In addition, this helps my mind stop racing from the whirlwind of the last couple of months.
Key things for consideration on the docket for next year: Modifying my homework procedure; Increasing the frequency of my assessments while shortening their length; Improving how I use Pear Deck in the classroom; Preparing to incorporate a new text into my lessons.