Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

I think one of my favorite things about teaching is the chance to have a new start twice a year.  In September we’re all freshly tanned and well rested from our summer break.  I go back to school with personal goals and feel empowered by the professional reading I’ve done in the summer.  In January we all have a party to bid the old year goodbye, and with a new year, we celebrate with resolutions and changes.  While I usually don’t change a lot in my classroom and teaching midyear I still love the new feeling.
Today as I celebrated a new year of teaching I have made some resolutions:
1 To work less.  I’m not sure how this is going to happen, but I’m not willing to put in 12 hour days at school.  I’m hopeful that not teaching a split grade class will help with this.
2   To find me.  I’ve purposely worked at reconnecting with an old friend.  I’m going to take time to meet with her and rekindle our friendship.
3   To make time for me.  I’m very seriously looking at getting some help cleaning the house. 

    To make me healthier.  I’m going to plan and shop for better foods.  I’ll consider deleting at least one pizza place from my contacts. 


  1. I like that you made just a few, but good, goals for yourself. I want to tell you that when I worked full time, I did have someone clean for me. It was the best decision-so much less stress. Best of luck on working less-I hope you can do it, but teachers work so hard. My only best idea is reducing class size, but ... Thanks for sharing your goals.

  2. I always think of September as my New Year's too! It's the time I really make resolutions!