January 1st is a time for new beginnings for many people but teachers are a different breed. I find that I like to use the summer to create new goals for the upcoming year. Here are my resolutions for the school year: 1. Be more assertive/confident when dealing with parents - Last year, a couple of parents really put me through the wringer. I tried way too hard to appease everyone and ended up getting hurt the most. 2. Stay on top of paperwork 3. Plan more efficiently 4. Reorganize my classroom library 5. Use more formative assessments/document more Oh my, I think I could keep on going but am going to force myself to stop there. Don't want to get too overwhelmed So, what are your resolutions?