OK, just a couple of weeks late for a post like this, but what can I say?
I feel the urge to make some plans.
- Go to less conferences: I loves me a good conference 🙂 But when you fill up every break you have with a work trip, you never actually have a break. Sounds reasonable enough, however I am already slated to attend the AERA annual meeting in April, the AATE conference in October, and the AARE-APERA conference in December. At least that’s one less than last year I suppose…
- Learn more names: 9 weeks to learn 80 names – by golly! Putting students into reading groups helped me to learn more names last semester. Next semester I think more students will be joining Twitter for their assessment task, so that will help a little more. But my big idea this semester is to use OneNote better for this kind of thing, giving each class its own folder and importing student photos where possible.
- Finish three academic papers: This is my year to publish, I’m sure. Thesis writing burnt me out for a long time in terms of wanting to write, but this year my resolve is firmly in this direction. I need to remember how to write and be happy.
It’s got to be dangerous to make more than three new years resolutions, so I’ll stop there!
I still have a month before university teaching starts again. Plenty of time to work on some writing. But also plenty of time to work on my blog, and on my unit outline, and a raft of other things.
At least this post is out of the way.
First posts of the year; they make me kinda nervous…