It’s that time of the year again; the time to consider what changes we need to make in our lives for the New Year. It’s the perfect time to turn our attention to work resolutions, too. So, let me share a few teacher resolutions for my New Year with you.
My Teacher New Year Resolutions
* To begin each day with a smile and a sense of humor
* To be patient even when my students are at their worst
* To always be willing to go that extra mile for any student who needs that extra mile from me, even when they are not very gracious about the extra mileage I am chalking up on their behalf
* To work tirelessly to find alternative ways to present curriculum in order to meet the various learning styles and learning difficulties in my classroom
* To be willing to share what is effective and admit what is not to my co-teachers in order to foster an atmosphere of collaboration
* To show my gratitude to those parents who teach their children the need to put their education and school work first and extracurricular activities second
* To commend parents who understand the difference between directing their child to find answers rather than directing them to write down the answers they are freely giving them
* To strive to be more forgiving of interruptions to my teaching day
* To be willing to volunteer my time to serve on committees but only for those activities that I am passionate about
* To do my best to make subject matter relevant and interesting
* To take the time to show my concern for my students both academically and socially
* To do my best to leave each day with a smile and a sense of humor
I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year! May this be an awesome year for you at home and at work. Good luck with your resolutions, and I’ll see you in 2010!