Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year Resolutions

With 2012 now 13 days old, there is no doubt many us are struggling to keep our New Year Resolutions. Whether the resolution involved losing weight, exercising more, reading a book a month, or just spending more time with loved ones, New Year Resolutions traditionally represent lofty, (and sometimes unattainable) goals in areas where we are trying to make significant changes. 

Where the tradition of creating New Year Resolutions started I have no idea, however the concept of being resolute is something that should appeal to everyone - especially those of us involved in education. 

In adjective form, being resolute is defined as, being firm in purpose or belief; steadfast; determined. Schools today are faced with difficult challenges such as how to allocate their resources, what areas of the curriculum to focus on and how to recruit, hire, train and evaluate their teaching and administrative staffs. Having a firm sense of purpose, remaining steadfast in defending what we know to be educationally sound, and determined to provide the very best education possible for our children must remain our number one priority.     

Remain resolute! 

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