As many of you know, I am student teaching in the spring. I was assigned a kindergarten classroom, and I am so excited for this new journey.
Although I have some time before I have a classroom of my own, I started to think about the teacher I want to become for my students. In this upcoming new year, even if you are not a teacher, instead of making a list of resolutions, make some goals for yourself abbot the person at work or at school you wish to become.
In this New Year, my goal is to become a teacher that is kind to students. Many times, I enter the classroom tired and exhausted and do not have a sweetheart. My goal is to open the class with a joyful heart and be kind to my students. Instead of dreading work every day, I want my attitude to be one of thankfulness.
I want to work on having a kind heart, even if it means sacrificing time out of my day to slow down and help a student on what I think is a simple task. I have learned throughout my experience in the classroom, that students look up to you, and the least we can do for our students is to show them a kind heart.
Another one of my goals for the New Year is to have a positive attitude inside the classroom and outside the classroom. I find myself waking up and already pointing out the negatives of my day, like being awake at 6 a.m. or being surrounded by little kids all day long.
Instead of waking up with a negative attitude, I want to turn my attitude around to be a positive one. If we start the day with a positive attitude, it may turn around our day. Instead of dreading going to work every day, be thankful that you have a job, and you have an opportunity to impact the lives of children all around you.
Lastly, my goal is to be a teacher that invests in the life of my students. Throughout my experience in the classroom, I have learned that children get attaches very easily. I, also get very attached to my students. It is always such a pleasure seeing my students come into the classroom ready to learn.
My goal for this upcoming school year is to be a teacher that invests in a student's life. Instead of strictly focusing on the academic side of a student's life, I want to show them that I care about them. It means so much for a student to feel loved in the classroom, and outside the classroom.
And my goal is to do just that; invest in my students' lives, and show them I care about them inside the classroom and outside the classroom.
New Year's goals are tough for me to follow through with, so in sharing my goals, I hope that I can be held accountable for them. I encourage you to set goals for yourself and share them with your friends and family. I cannot guarantee that I will meet and reach all these goals, but I will try my best. I know I will have some bad days and good days in the classroom. I hope that setting these goals for myself, will help me become the teacher that I wish to be.