Reflection, it’s something I expect of so many around me. It’s only apropos that I take the time to do the same. A very talented woman, Allison Berryhill, inspired this blog. She has identified five ways she’ll be a better teacher for next semester. I will follow her suit but in my own way.
6 ways I will be a better principal:
1. I will get into the classrooms more. This is one of my favorite things of my job, however, it I don’t schedule the time it slips away.
2. I will improve upon my communication. I do know that one cannot communicate enough, but I need to do a better job of it. One thing I have wanted to do since I started in my new role was to have a podcast. This will happen in second semester.
3. I will become more positive.
4. I will find additional ways to work with our students. We all know that the students of today are not the students of yesterday. I need to be better prepared on how to help our students of today and tomorrow.
5. I will be more visible. I need to be everywhere more. As I reflect on this last semester, I was in my office more than I should have been. Not sure why, just know I was.
6. I will find more ways to support my teachers. They are too important and I want them to always feel they have my support.
5 ways I will be a better wife and mother
1. I will adhere to our original agreement of no work after 5 on Wednesdays and no work on Sundays. This has gotten lax and I need to get it back on track. Just because the boys are in my office at these times does not equate to their time.
2. I will cook more than one meal every three months. Many of our local restaurants will be disappointed in this choice, but this is out of hand. Plus, cooking is therapeutic for me, and as surprising as this is to some, I've improved greatly.
3. I need to read more with the boys. I miss when I would read to them before bed.
4. I need to help with keeping up with the house. This will equate to picking up before bed, making our bed in the morning, etc.
5. I need to do better with communicating with Paul. He shouldn’t learn about things from conversations I have with others.
5 ways to be a better me:
1. I will eat healthier.
2. I will exercise at least three times a week.
3. I will go to bed at a more reasonable hour.
4. I will take time to read for enjoyment. All of my reading has been professional.
5. I will recognize the blessings in my life.
2012 will be an amazing year. I look forward to how I’ll be able to reflect on how I did to accomplish the aforementioned statements.
Happy New Year to one and all!