Saturday, August 4, 2012

New {School} Year Resolutions Link Up

I'm linking up with Amanda Madden over at Teaching Maddeness to make my New School Year resolutions.  I am resolution challenged so this will be interesting.  I guess it's good that I'm typing it up in my blog.  Maybe I'll be more likely to stick to them that way?  Time will tell!

I resolve to:

1.  Build 'ME' time into my day.  Sounds a bit selfish starting out with that doesn't it?  Hear me out on this one.  During the school year, 'ME' time is the very first thing I wipe off my schedule.  If I make the time to exercise, eat right, and relax doing the things I love to do, it will definitely make me a happier human.  Happy Human = Happier Teacher.  Win-Win for all who have to spend time with me.

2.  Be more consistent with my classroom management.  Our school has a great plan in place.  I know that if I follow it faithfully, I will very few problems in my classroom.  The last year I was so distracted dealing with health issues that I let it slide and the difference was amazing. So consistency is going to be my middle name this year!

3.  Have More Fun!  We're a Title One Program Improvement school. Last year we felt pressured to do an incredible amount of drill and kill.  It's not teaching and it's not fun for anyone involved. I know that I can't possibly make every lesson I teach wildly fun and wonderfully engaging, but isn't that a great goal to strive towards?

I'm going to be realistic and cut my list off there.  How about you?  What are your New {School} Year resolutions?  Link up and let us know!


  1. Thanks for linking up to the party, Lori! I love your first resolution! We all need a little ME time everyday! And, yes, learning (and teaching) should be FUN! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  2. Amanda, I've thoroughly enjoyed spending some 'Me' time reading through everyone else's resolutions! There were so many other greater reminders of things I want/need to work on as well!

  3. Hi Lori!

    I loved reading your resolutions! I agree with the "me time" and finding that balance between work and home....especially family time. It can be hard especially when you love making things for teaching and blog stalking! Lol! =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. Thanks Heather! I'm going to go hop over there right now!