New Year’s Resolution Ideas For Teachers

January 6, 2015

list of resolutions on blackboard with three blank, numbered sticky notesWhat do you hope to accomplish in 2015? Maybe you aspire to eat better and stick to a strict fitness routine. Or, maybe you’d like to spend more quality time with your family. Whatever your personal New Year’s Resolutions may be, it’s also a good idea to leave room for professional career goals you’d like to reach over the next 12 months.

Specifically focusing on teachers, there are an abundance of New Year’s Resolutions that can be applied to the classroom. From developing new teaching techniques to better organizing themselves and spending more time on lesson plans, the possibilities are endless!

If you’re a teacher that’s stuck on a New Year’s Resolution for 2015, we suggest using the following ideas for inspiration:

  1. Incorporate More Physical Activity: Since physical fitness is constantly stressed in schools, why not incorporate it into your classroom? The next time you plan a lesson, see if you can alter it in a way that encourages students to get up and walk around – in an organized fashion that is!
  2. Get Students Involved: Did you find that the level of classroom participation wasn’t where you wanted it to be during the first half of the academic year? If so, make your New Year’s Resolution to get students more involved! To do so, consider including more hands on activities and group work into your lesson plans rather than lecture.
  3. Improve Classroom Management: Whether you’re a first time teacher or a seasoned veteran, classroom management is an area that is difficult to master. If you spent more time trying to control the class rather than teach during the first semester, make it a priority to use new management techniques to keep disruptions at a minimum.

Still not sure which resolution is right for you? Click here for an additional list of New Year’s Resolutions for teachers.

Here at Nickerson Corporation, we believe that one of the most important New Year’s Resolutions you can make is to improve your classroom’s overall environment. How? With new classroom furniture solutions! If your classroom furniture was nothing but trouble in 2014, make 2015 the year that you upgrade to more comfortable, reliable and flexible pieces. To learn how we can help you with your school’s furniture for the new year, please visit our product pages or contact us at (631) 666-0200 today!