Setting Goals: Instrumental and Missional Thinking When I began to write this response, the first thing I thought was, “I’m a missional thinker! Of course. I’m always looking at the bigger picture and thinking about ways to promote lifelong learning in our school. Then I began to think, “Gee, I’m really obsessed with the fact that I am not comfortable with Twitter”. This tool has given me headaches. I allowed it to take over my thinking for too long. This made me realize that I was concentrating so much on my relationship with it, that I began to doubt myself as an educator and forgot about the bigger picture. Someday soon, I will become more comfortable with this technology, but for now, I vow to concentrate on missional thinking. This leads to my short term goals: I am giving myself six months to become comfortable with Twitter. While I understand that learning should be made public, I struggle with the idea of continually posting student learning. Expect to see my Tweets this summer. My long term goals are many. Sometimes, I do feel that I take on too much and do not have the energy or time to give them my full attention. I need to work on prioritizing my long term goals. A primary long term goal would be to see students feel comfortable learning technology in the classroom. In the book, Stuck in the Shallow End, Margolis writes about students of color who are not fully proficient in computer science and only take the basic classes even when they attend an economically well off school. Being that our school is a Communication Arts Academy, I would like to see students communicate through various mediums. Programs such as Latina Girls Code have been sprouting because of the lack of students of color entering the computer science field. We need to continue with this mission. Having a Chromebook cart in each classroom of the building is not enough.