Like many of my fellow new teachers at NTI, I have several things I would like to do better. Aside from better time management skills, I would like to be able to say the word “no” more often to those who are constantly insisting on my help which is usually on a committee. If I can say “I would love to help you but no…” I think that time management would fall into place almost on its own. I have one thing however that stands in the way of this and that is often administration does not give the teacher a choice. I fully understand that they have to get their duties accomplished too but I think that often they don’t fully realize (or forget) what it takes to run a classroom efficiently and timely. I appreciate the amount of work they are faced with but the question is are the students being served to the best of our ability? Maybe I can make a suggestion at some point in time like at a faculty meeting at the beginning of the new school year or better yet, at the end of this year, that new teachers be given a little more time to get acquainted with their teaching duties before being inundated with all the other commitments. Saying “no” for me is a little difficult as I always strive to please others. I just thought of something – I never made a New Year’s resolution! This could be mine – saying “no”.
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