Do you make resolutions?


Teaching Maddeness  and Teaching with Moxie are celebrating 2013 with Linky Parties.  I'm joining up. I often set goals for myself, but I don't normally make New Year's Resolutions.  So, I'll call these my goals for the Spring Semester.      

 For My Classroom, I want to be much more data driven.  I simply feel like I run out of time to track all 64 student's progress.  I'll get things graded, but I don't break down each test by TEKS.  I've got to get this done and tracked.

For My Personal Life, I want to lose 50 lbs. by July 1st.  Last year, I planned to do this and I lost 35lbs. by July 1st.  But, I've gained 30lbs. back.  I've got to conquer this weight thing.  I really need to lose 100 lbs., but I have to be serious and take small steps.  I also want to make sure my husband feels that I make our marriage a priority.  We're in our 7th year and I think that is when a lot of people's marriages fail.  It seems like work and kids always come first and I want him to feel loved all the time.

For My Lil' Blog, I'd like to make deeper connections with other bloggers.  I don't really have a "blog friend/s".  By that, I mean someone I e-mail back and forth on a regular basis.  I have a lot of blogs that I follow and a few that I stalk and I feel like I "know" them, but I doubt they know my name.  Sounds weird, I know.  

This Little Piggy is Setting Goals!!


Jacqui said...

Good luck with your goals! I found your blog through Teaching with Moxie and am your newest follower. I too want to work on being more data driven.

Amanda Madden said...

Love your "goals" - thanks for taking the time to link up! I also would love to get to and STAY AT my ideal weight and form deeper bloggy friendships! Here's to hoping we can reach our goals!

Teaching Maddeness

Megan @ I Teach. What's Your Super Power? said...

I'm struggling to keep up with data, too. With two classes, I can barely keep everything graded much less track what everyone is doing! I lost weight this year. The My Fitness Pal app helped me get things kickstarted! I don't use it now, but used it faithfully for about two months. That was long enough for me to internalize what I needed to be doing. It helped me so much! Good luck!!!


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D. Frideley said...

My sister uses Fitness Pal too. I did lose 35lbs. last year, but on vacation I kind of blew it and I couldn't get back on track.

I think being data driven is harder b/c I have 60+ students. When I had 22 self-contained it seemed easier even though I had to do different subject areas. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed when I look at stacks of papers to grade!

Kelly said...

I totally understand what you mean about the deeper connections with other bloggers - not weird at all :) I just found your blog from the resolution hop! One of my goals is to use my blog to develop a PLC of sort so we are on the same page!

Susan Efseaff said...

I am nominating you for the liebster award! Please hop over to my site and read about the award and whether it is something you would like to accept! It is an award for bloggers with fewer than 200 followers! It's a great way to get more followers too!

Hilary Gard said...

I found your adorable blog through Teaching with Moxie's resolution linky! I think that your goals sound very doable. I know what you mean about the whole "Blog friend" thing too!
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