Monday, December 29, 2014

One Word Resolution for 2015

With all the buzz of the holidays and a fantastic Christmas, it's hard to get the mind prepped for the new year. Caseyjane at Primary Powers offered the best tool to get motivated. Check out the blog post to join the link party.

I love this concept. K.I.S.S. is one of my overall resolutions for the my entire life in 2015, so this fits well. By recommendation of Caseyjane, this particular one word resolution is teaching-related, so here is mine.

Connect. This is a big deal. It will take some work on the upfront, but it will make life easier in the long run. I'm a third year teacher. I still consider myself new, but I will always want to learn and connect with mentors and experts. My current endeavor is arranging to meet with a retired ESOL teacher that ran a very successful book club in a neighboring district. She connected with the local children's theater and had real actresses read books to the children. How exciting!! I really hope she is willing to help me with my brand new book club, even though she is now retired out-of-state. I am hoping that this year allows me my first trip the TPT Conference where I can connect with some of this phenomenal teachers whose blogs I visit and stalk on Instagram. Most importantly, I want to connect the dots for my students. Not only in my classroom, connecting their learning styles with their academic success, but also in the school. How do I make the connection between the ESOL students and the rest of the school family - students, teachers, and administrators included. On the 2nd of January, I am connecting with fellow Georgia bloggers over lunch. This will be a great kick-off to a successful year. I can't wait for the challenge and the connections that will be had.

Happy New Years to my readers!! Enjoy the well-deserved break, or at least the days remaining. We're going to have a great year!


  1. Felicia, I love how you took on the challenge to connect with your word (shameful pun). You have clearly understood the "assignment" to make it a word that will give you direction for the year. Connecting the dots for your students... brilliant! I would love to connect with you in Vegas!

  2. Thank you! I would love to connect in Vegas. That would be the ultimate accomplishment for the year. I love the energy I saw in Vegas pictures last year. I'm so glad I jumped in on the linky party. =)

  3. I love that word. I think it is so easy in this day and age to be distracted and distant as we try to juggle too many things and disconnect by being on our phone or computer or other device and not always be present and connect. Happy New Year!

  4. Excellent word choice. That is something that I have been thinking of and wanting to work on as well! Good luck to you in your endeavors of connecting with a former teacher! That would be an amazing opportunity for your students if you could run a book club with similar ideas that she used. I look forward to connecting with you as I follow you on bloglovin' and Instagram! Happy New Year!