People have made New Year's Resolutions for a long time. The earliest record of New Year’s Resolutions being made was in Babylon in the year 2000 BC.
So, let me propose some appropriate New Year's Resolutions for a Mathematics Teacher?
First, the expected New Year's Resolutions:
And some unexpected, but just as important, New Year's Resolutions:
- I will believe that all my students can learn mathematics.
- I will try to help my students connect their school mathematics to their non-school world.
- I will use multiple assessment techniques to ensure that my students can both do and understand mathematics.
- I will....
- I will dare to say "I am a math teacher" in conversations at a party.
- I will buy a recreational problem book and try to solve a new mathematics problem each day.
- I will learn some new mathematics myself, either in a known area of weakness or in a new area of interest.