Expecting happiness seems harmless, but once you allow opportunities to fully develop, without expectations, then there is little to no room for disappointment.
Recently, I had a coworker say to me that they felt pressure to take on a lot of responsibility and “do it all” because that’s what *I* do. Whew, if y’all could have seen the blank stare on my face. They got a swift correction and lecture on the fact that *nobody* does it all, *especially* not me.
Teaching isn’t easy by any means and I learned that first hand. I wanted to make an impact in the lives of students, especially those who look like me. I’ve narrowed down my first year in the classroom to six key takeaways.
Everything that makes you weird can be used to make you great.
“If he can’t respect my art, he can’t have my heart!”
Whether you cringe at the mere mention of resolutions and vision boards, or you have a twelve-point plan to achieve this year’s goals, you can benefit from starting 2019 with documentation, reflection, and preparation.