The festive season is very much upon us and the Christmas Holidays are in full swing. 2016 is fast approaching and we have some fantastic suggestions for some terrific New Year's resolutions to enable you to get the most of 2016.
1. Maintain a good Work/Life balance.
As best you can, keep school work at school and enjoy your time at home. Making yourself happy will be better for you AND your students. Why not discover a new hobby or discover a new way or relaxing in your time outside the classroom.
2. Embrace Social Media
Build a Personal Learning Network encompassing social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to connect with other teachers around the country. This is a valuable tool for personal growth and development and can also be a support system. If you want to connect with us on social media like us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+
3. Involve Fitness
It wouldn't be a resolution list without some mention of better health. Make it a classroom affair with healthy eating lessons, integrating movement into your day-to-day activities and just encouraging you and your students to take care of your bodies. Popular fitness activities include running, going to the gyms, Zumba and FitSteps.
4. Give Individual Time & Attention to Students
It doesn't have to be formal one-on-ones, tutoring or meetings, but try to integrate a rotating classroom job in which your students help you do something. You can check in with him/her individually and see how everything is going (whether they're the best , worst, loudest or quietest student in class).
5. Get Organized – Work Smarter, Not Harder
With the fresh start, it's a great opportunity to get your classroom organization back on track. Here are some 6 Back to School Tips to Organize Your Classroom and 12 Time-Saving Assessment Strategies to get your school life back in order.