I love this time of year because of all the promise and excitement. I also love that it's a chance for me to take all of my reflecting from the summer and put it into practice! So here are my resolutions for the upcoming school year:
#1: Stay organized! I've created my teacher organizational binder so I'm hoping this helps!
#2: Along the lines of organization, I will keep my desk neat and organized! I will not throw papers on my desk or supplies in my desk. The infamous teacher toolbox should help with this too!
#3: Keep my class website updated! I always start strong, then hit lulls. I'm determined this year to consistently add to it. In order to keep this manageable, I will only be posting things I know I can do on a regular basis...................I've learned the hard way once you start posting things, parents expected it and get irritated when it's not there!
#4: Maintain balance! Between work, being a mommy, blogging, and taking care of myself. I know that in order to be the best that I want and know I can be, I need to make sure that I have balance. Over the last few years, I've internalized the fact that NO is not a bad word and I need to use it more often sometimes!
#5: Use my time wisely! I think this compliments having balance very well. In my binder I have a to do list section that will help keep me focused and organized. I know what I want to accomplish during certain times, i.e. before/after school and during prep periods. I need to make sure that I don't chit chat with friends too much and end up behind schedule.
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