Grandchildren of the Resolutions
We're into the school year 12 weeks now and let me tell you, the resolutions that I made for myself back in August are dead and gone. Looking back on them, I can see why. If I didn't know any better, then I would think that they were written by a doe-eyed first year teacher and not the leathered, battle tested, education warrior that you see before you. I guess the summer had some sort of regressive effect on me. Check out what I had come up with this year. You'll get a kick out of these:
Volunteer for more committees.Obviously, there is a need to revamp, if I'm going to make it through the year.
Hello? Sure it feels great to sign your name at first, but you have to do much more after that. It's a committee, not a petition.
Run each morning.
If you mean, "from my room, screaming," then no problem.
Spend an hour a day dedicated to 'me time.'
Avoid negative terms like 'don't' or 'can't'.
Let me get this straight--I can write, "you can do no worse," right?
Write as many nice comments on a paper as I do criticisms.
Ha! I just won't write anything. The jokes on you.
Clean up desk before leaving each evening.
The jokes on you, again. I never leave. Ha!
Have a good cry before "things get out of hand," say with a student--and a--chair.Ironically, I need to make a resolution to make resolutions when I'm not angry.
Talk to the administrators about their alma mater's football season to get them off my ass.
When a student asks, "Why do we have to do this?" I respond, "Your mom."
If a kid gets on my nerves then, tell the school nurse that you're suspicious of drug use.