Have a Wonderful 2018!
I resolve to:
- treat all students fairly, regardless of race, gender, age, behavior, a parent's nasty attitude, the comments from last year's teachers, or seemingly lack of interest in learning
- continue to follow Rita Pierson's advice, and be a champion for my students
- to realize that all children can learn, but not always at the same pace
- stop using sarcasm as a disciplinary tool, no matter how effective it may seem.
- speak in a quiet, even,tone, even when yelling seems to be the only option. (It never is!)
- realize that I could be the only good thing that happens in a student's day
- grade papers in a timely manner, and use their grades to guide instruction
- meet all deadlines, and if I'm late, don't make excuses
- stop gossiping! (Hard one for me sometimes)
- share with my colleagues, we are not in competition with each other.use technology as a tool to engage and empower my students, technology is not a subject!
- be involved in fighting what is happening in, and to, public education!
- be a lifelong learner (I am very good at this one!)
- don't just complain, get in there and work to make changes
- stand up for my beliefs, and what I believe is good for my students
- continue to be passionate about my job, and if I'm not, retire.:)
Are there any resolutions you would add?
Not continue to multitask when I student is talking to me.ReplyDelete
Stay under the radar.ReplyDelete
Stay under the radar..... nice to know others have the same resolutionDelete
More power to you. I say that stuff every year and after about a week, half of them are already out the window.ReplyDelete
Worthy goals, well stated. I wish that everyone in our profession had your level of constructive thinking. You are an example of what is right about educators.
Thanks for the inspiration. I have created my own goals :)ReplyDelete
I am officially retired from public teaching after a very personally satisfying and rewarding 42 year career. However, I am remarried and still have a 10 year old step-daughter at home (never had kids from my first marriage).ReplyDelete
Funny thing - when I was teaching, I used to have ALL KINDS of parenting advice (remember, I didn't have kids of my own at that time). Now I'm hanging on EVERY WORD OF THIS BLOG because it contains some of the BEST parenting advice I could ever learn!
All those years of teaching kids didn't prepare me for this tough job of parenting step-kids. But all the things I'm learning from this blog and applying to my parenting these days FOR SURE would have made me a much better teacher!
Thank you so much Lisa for sharing your experience and profound wisdom!
All the best from Toronto,
Thanks for sharing these! Always good reminders!ReplyDelete