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Just For Fun Updated December 27, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers in 20 Hilariously Accurate GIFs

By The Room 241 Team December 28, 2017

The holidays are over and school is back in session in a matter of days. It’s a time to reflect on the past year and plan for the year ahead — new year, new you, right?

Here are some attainable New Year’s resolutions nearly every teacher can appreciate, as told through GIFs. What will your resolution be?

I will finally follow through on creating that new Friday night relaxation ritual.

I will try to remember that I, in fact, really do love kids.

As we’re halfway through the year, I will really try to get to know my students better.

I will try not to have a break down when the school WiFi goes out right before class starts.

I will not lose it when someone says, “Yeah, but teachers go home at 3 p.m. and get summers off.”

I will try to actually find three minutes in the school day to use the bathroom at least once.

Whatever it takes, I will really try to wrap my head around those new standards.

I will really try to get out of bed and go out more with friends in order to build a better work-life balance.

I will try to stay organized and not let grading pile up.

I will not let it bother me when my house is disorganized. Besides, I can’t always do it all.

I will actually ask for help when I get overwhelmed, instead of waiting until I’m drowning.

I will talk more to adults about actual adult things and not just about school stuff.

I will work on balancing stress and taking time for myself, so I don’t end up angry and bitter.

I’ll work on not letting that one kid drive me slowly insane in class.

I will be polite and patient when that one parent insists their child is special.

I will not freak out when they add yet another new student to my already-crowded classroom, halfway through the year.

I will try to drink more water each day, instead of entirely subsisting on coffee.

I will not have a breakdown when asked to update and “get creative” with my bulletin boards… again.

I will remember to be grateful that I change lives and work with amazing kids every day.

I will try not to cry when I see my students walk out of my classroom for the last time in June…

Happy New Year, educators. Good luck with those resolutions!

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