Do you make New Years' resolutions? I have in the past, and they usually fizzle out by March (and that's being generous). I thought that I wouldn't do it again after last year, but I've decided to give it one more try. Why will I be successful this year? I did some things that I know are going to help me:
I suspect my husband isn't overly fond of the New Years' resolution idea- perhaps less that I've taped them to our bathroom door, but I'm hoping he will start to see positive changes.
I think that there is something to be said for a concerted effort toward making positive changes you want to see in your life. I can't get better if I don't make a plan and stick with it.
Not only is it important to develop personally, but New Years' resolutions can aid in your professional life, as well. Make a resolution and post it somewhere visible in your classroom, office, workspace...wherever. Encourage your students (whether kids or adults) to make a goal focused on personal or professional development and work toward achieving it.
Remember hearing "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"? Even if I don't reach my goal, any positive improvements make me that much better off.
Do you make New Years' resolutions? How can you work on a development goal/plan with your students?
I'm a Technology Coach and IT Support for a school. I'm passionate about 1:1 classrooms technology in instruction.