Jasper Roberts - Blog

I pledge...

...to remain calm when faced with adversity
...to always understand
...to see the other side of the situation
...to differentiate every aspect of my instruction
...to accept mistakes and learn from them
...to laugh at myself
...to allow myself to be goofy in front of my students
...to not engage in power struggles
...to communicate quickly and effectively
...to enjoy my calling as a teacher without letting it consume me
...to let things go if they don't work
...to work smarter not harder
...to voice my opinion when necessary
...to be an advocate for change

I had a pretty good year last year, but as a fairly new (6 years) teacher, I still let things get the best of me sometimes. What do you pledge to do this year in your classroom that you didn't last year?

**UPDATE!** I linked up with Teching Maddeness for New {School} Year Resolutions!


  1. Jen,
    Thanks for linking up your resolutions! I love your list, but especially #6,7 and 8! It's so important for us to let our kids see us be silly! I'm your newest follower, too!

    Teaching Maddeness

    1. Thanks for hosting the link up, great idea! Thanks for following!

  2. Love the work smarter not harder resolution. That's something I'm always striving to do.

    Love your "owl" blog.

    Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium

  3. Hi! I'm your newest follower and so glad I found your blog! I love your list! I need to work on ALL of those things!

  4. I found you on New (school) Year Resolutions linky! I love to connect with other teachers! I am going to go back and read some of your older post!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

    1. Yay! Thanks for stopping by, that's why I love link ups!

  5. Work smarter not harder is definitely on my list this year!!!

    1. Oh my gosh, this is my biggest one. I get so caught up in stuff that I end up spending hours and my whole night is gone :(

  6. To accept mistakes and laugh at myself is so hard at times. Definitely good resolutions.

    1. It is hard sometimes, especially in middle school. They can be intimidating!

  7. A great list of things all teachers need reminders of! I found our blog on the New School Year's Resolution Linky and am your newest follower.

    The Resourceful Apple

    1. Thanks for following! I will definitely go check out your blog! :)

  8. Hey Jen,

    I found you through Amanda's linky. You had me at "tech" ;)
    Can't wait to see how you're using it in your classroom!

    Your newest follower,
    Teach on a Limb

  9. I love your resolutions! It's a long list, but they're fun!

    I'm your newest follower! Check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

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Thanks for stopping by! JW