2016: Teacher Resolutions

One more day before we all head back to work. Some may have a training day or two but I am straight back in and will be seeing my year 9’s at 8:45 on Monday morning. I still have no idea what I am meant to be teaching them but I have done all the marking that I brought home (it only took me two weeks to get round to it).

I was thinking about resolutions and thought that I should have some for my professional life so here they are:

1) Keep up to date with my marking

I know that this seems obvious but all too often, it is so easy to get behind and that is when I find it really difficult to motivate myself. I try to mark each set of books once a week (a different set each night) and I find that this keeps it manageable. It took me a long time to learn this but at the minute, I seem to be on top of it.

2) Go back to being adventurous

In my first 4/5 years of teaching, I would try all different styles of teaching and learning and I loved it. I remember having a lesson with shops and shopkeepers all around my room and the kids loved it. I have lost this recently due to different pressures but I want to get back to trying new things so I’ll keep you updated. If you have any ideas, please get in touch.

3) Not moan about CPD sessions

This will be the hardest by far. I have been teaching for over 7 years and am yet to attend a useful training session as they all seem to be literacy based. I am not going to voice my opinion and will even try to nod and smile politely whilst I am there.

Do you have any teaching resolutions?


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