The prompt I chose was, What are my hopes for my students? Without thinking too hard about this, here are my three, immediate, gut responses.
I hope my students can manage themselves. This is so broad. Successful people have strong executive functioning skills and can manage time dynamically. They manage a schedule, manage a project, focus in complex situations...this is what we try to teach our students. I also hope they can manage themselves in social situations or at a job. Can they carry on a conversation? Do they have self care skills to create good first impressions? Can they follow through?
I hope my students learn to recognize differing viewpoints when someone doesn't agree with them. This does not need further explanation.
I hope my students know how to build other people up and how to ask for help when they need it. Above all else, I want the students I work with to be good people. I want them to strive to be the reason someone smiles. At the end of the year when I'm signing yearbooks or filling out GradGrams for my seniors, I leave them with my favorite quote: