MEA is counting down the top 20 New Year’s resolutions for educators. Let’s all laugh together a little more in 2020.
I will work to be patient in yet another meeting.
I will not have a breakdown when asked to meet some new standard.
I will learn more about my union and how it helps me.
I will say “no” more so I have more “me” time.
I will keep things in perspective.
I will remember that if I spread toothpaste over the gum that somehow got on my clothes, everything will be ok.
I will build movement into my classroom routine, since I know it’s probably the only time I will have to exercise and, it will help my students too.
I will smile more. Feeling happy spreads kindness!
I will relax.
I will not lose it when someone says: “you have summers off.”
I will try to find three minutes in the school day to use the bathroom at least once.
I will really try to wrap my head around the new standards and policies thrown my way.
I will try to build a better work-life balance.
I will try to stay organized and not let grading pile up.
I will not let it bother me when my house is disorganized because I can’t do everything.
I will ask for help.
I will talk to adults about adult things.
I will not let myself get overwhelmed and stressed out.
I will drink more water and not only live on coffee.
I will remember to be grateful that I change lives and work with amazing kids every day.