The building is gleaming with fresh wax and paint. Classrooms have been rearranged and redesigned. We all (hopefully) have had a chance to relax and rejuvenate over the summer and are ready to get back in the groove. The new year allows us an opportunity for a clean slate, fresh perspective, and new beginnings. So, what’s your new year’s resolution? Yes, resolution!
Resolution is defined as; a firm decision to do or not to do something. Generally speaking, my new year’s resolutions have been tied to exercise and overall health. Today, as I prepare for a new school year and eagerly await the opportunity to greet students on Tuesday morning, I have 3 new school year resolutions on my mind.
My first resolution is to build relationships with staff, students, and the families I serve. It is my goal to know each student by name and at least one personal bit of information about that student by the end of the year. This is a lofty goal with nearly 500 students, but a goal that will pay dividends in so many other ways.
Secondly, I will ensure a balance between my professional and personal life. I love my role as an educator and find myself feeling committed to doing whatever it takes to see students succeed at high levels. In doing so, I often lose sight of what I need socially, physically, and mentally for my personal welfare. To perform at my best, professionally and personally, I will maintain balance in my life by prioritizing my schedule in a way that allows me to participate in activities that energize and power my physical and mental well-being.
Finally, I will revitalize my blog. I will use this platform to communicate positive messages to my followers. Writing is a way for me to express my thoughts and feelings; which ultimately impacts my well-being and possibly those who are reading.
In the end, a resolution is simply a thought and/or intention until you are brave enough to share it publicly in a blog or with a friend who can help you remain accountable and moving toward the end goal. With that said, what are your new school year resolutions for the 2016-17 school year? Share them with me below and…together, we will make a new ending!