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The 2015 New Years Resolutions Made by Teachers

The 2015 New Years Resolutions Made by Teachers

By Jessica Sanders

It’s a new year for everyone—students and teachers alike. What New Years Resolutions are teachers making in 2015? We asked some of our awesome teacher bloggers and took to Twitter to get the answer. Have you made similar resolutions?

Manage Tech in the Classroom

Betsy Neweyer

“Figure out how to manage it all. So many great tech options out there, so little time to fit it all in my lesson plans.”

 Is this your new years resolution too?

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Teach Decision-Making

Brianna Crowley

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Focus on Professional Development

Brandee Ramirez

  • I am actually focusing more on SAMR, and not ALWAYS getting to “R” and how that’s ok. Not every lesson will be redefinition; it’s the path and learning along the way.
  • I am also focusing on e-portfolios and how to keep them going through out the year via wiki projects.
  • Lastly, I’m focusing on JOT sessions (just one thing) and Balanced Literacy and how to incorporate technology into readers and writers workshop.

Do you want to learn more about SAMR in the New Year, too?

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Make Time for Brain Breaks

Tiffany Rice

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Try Quadblogging

Nicole Long

During the New Year, our classroom goal is to start “quadblogging.” Quadblogging is an interactive, collaborative blog writing opportunity where you connect with three other classes to share an authentic writing experience. Each class rotates over a 4-week period as the “showcase class” in which you are responsible for posting to your blog while the other three classes focus on responding.

Our goal is to connect with classrooms around the world so that students can get a sense of ownership and authenticity in the work they are doing. It also works just amongst our separate classrooms, as students will start interacting with their peers in the same school as a practice platform. Hopefully it will spark new life into the writing experience and encourage students to work on publishing and peer feedback!

Do you want to start blogging in your classroom?

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Keep a Work-Life Balance

Paul Barnwell

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Do you want to have a better work-life balance? 

Is Work-Life Balance Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions?

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Resolve to do a Read-A-Thon fundraiser with Learn2Earn in 2015.

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