Reflecting on 2015
I always love the end of a year and a new beginning. (Maybe it’s because I have a January birthday!) It’s important to take a few minutes to reflect on the year that’s closing, as well as planning the year to come.
In thinking about your life as a teacher, what are you proud of this year? What successes did you see? In which children did you see a spark? Sometimes in the daily chaos of teaching, we forget to celebrate, and there is always much to celebrate.
And a new year means a fresh start, so where might you need to make some upgrades or changes? As Dr. Fred Jones says, “Any day can be the first day of school.” What does that mean? It means that each of us gets a fresh start, and so do our students. When the children walk in the first day back from break, what routines will you need to either teach or reteach? Pick the one routine that will make the biggest difference and start there!
Here’s to a brilliant and fulfilling 2016! Happy New Year.