Don’t get me wrong: I could use another summer day. But, where summer is filled with unstructured sunny days, September is delineated with schedules, timelines, and the academic calendar. For me, it is filled with excitement, anticipation, and an opportunity to begin anew. This is my time to affect change – meaningful change.
Just like making New Year’s resolutions, I use this time to reflect on the past and organize my thoughts on the coming year. I would like to share some of my school year resolutions.
1.Read more books, articles, blogs and stay current with professional organizations.
2. Balance – take time for self, family, and friends.
These sites and activities will guide my year. As we begin our new year together, I look forward to catching up with colleagues, attending cutting edge workshops (see what is new at OCM BOCES!) and keeping balance. I vow to create time for professional connection, development, and reflection. Let’s not get lost in the forest and focus on seeing the trees. Take the time for yourself, your professional development, and remember to spend time with students whenever you can. After all, that is why we do what we do.