It’s time to stop reminiscing about the past year and think about the new year ahead! The yearly tradition of resolutions is among us so let’s start brainstorming.
Here are the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers:
- Get the thinking caps on
To get your students focused on the New Year ahead, try and inspire them with different activities that they may not always get a chance to do. Play Live Math on the Smart Board and have each student compete with students around the world. You will notice that the class becomes very engaged and starts calling out the answers!
- Inspire your students to try something new
Have your students write down their top five resolutions that they would like to keep. Here are some ideas: share more, eat more vegetables, hug Mom and Dad every day and strive for an A in school!
- Sing your heart out
Mathletics Times Table Toons will build your students confidence in singing while learning the times tables. This is a great way for your students to keep engaged after the holidays!
- Build fitness into the classroom
Get that blood flowing! Many studies have shown that stretching every hour has a huge benefit on your long term health. So, after every lesson, stretch a little!
- Get organized
With a fresh start to the year now is a great opportunity to get organized. By colour coating files, making an action folder in your email or having your students create a routine for putting away their books, you can create a smoother transition into the New Year. The saying goes: “Work smarter, not harder”.
- Always be positive
Smile! It’s a new year! Emphasize the importance of happiness in your classroom.
- Less me, more we
Promote more inclusive group activities in the classroom and during recess. Being a part of a team is so fulfilling!
- Set goals
Set goals, work hard and you will achieve them! Whether it is simply getting through long division or fighting the Monday blues, you can do anything you set your mind to!
- Assign more creative homework tasks
Mathletics has hundreds of fun math homework tasks that your students will love! Try assigning sections of Rainforest Math or Live Math for an hour! Your students will never complain about homework again!
- Use your network
There are millions of teachers all around the world communicating on social media. Join the network and gain a plethora of new ideas and techniques for student success.
3P Learning wishes you all the best in the New Year.
What resolutions will you bring to your classroom this year? What are your students New Year’s resolutions? Share in the comments below!