The year is just about over . As teachers, we celebrate the end of school most of the time and are ready to breathe a heavy sigh of relief. But for many of us, issues that occurred during the year might have made us feel insecure or question whether our teaching choices were correct. How do we know? If you follow the following steps, you might find out that the year, upon reflection, really wasn't that bad. If you find places for improvement, you can decide how you approach them. Doing it now means you won't be musing over it during the summer. Who wants to do that on their vacation?  BUT WHY, KAREN? Professionals are consistently evaluating their performances. If you shrug incidents off indifferently, you are not benefitting your students in one of the places where they might be able to be more creative. If you are too hard on yourself, you aren't doing yourself any good. If you aren't interested in improving realistically, I have to ask: why are you teaching in the...