Here we are, 2018! A new year, a new start... sort of. While much of the world marks the start of a new year this week it can be a bit of a shift for educators to think of January as an opportunity for a fresh start. After all, late summer and early fall mark our new years. Our year is well under way, routines have been set, patterns nestled into. With the exception of people who change classes by semester or trimester, this time of year doesn't really feel like a new start. We've already tried the new things we wanted to try. Our goals for the year are already moving along. There is so much on the plate that thinking about adding on anything else feels ridiculous. I agree. In fact, in the past few years I haven't even made a New Year's Resolution, and it has worked out beautifully.
Courtney is the Instructional Coach for KIDS RSU #2 in Maine. She also hosts a podcast about personalized learning, and is available for independent consulting work.
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