Well… I had a look at my previous resolutions blog posts and since I still do not speak Spanish, I decided to make more manageable resolutions for the new year:)
1. Read more
Reading for PD – My only problem is when I read a serious book (e.g. theory, research, etc.), my long term memory fails and I forget most of the things I read (even if I find them interesting). When I go back to the notes I took while reading, they are like someone else’s notes to me:) It might be because of having so many different things to do but this year I’m going to work on this and try to get better at remembering what I read.
My lineup of books-to-read for PD-
The Power of Reading: Insights from the Researchby Stephen Krashen
Fundamentals of Language Education by Stephen Krashen
Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism by Colin Baker
Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms by Jack C. Richards
The Language Teaching Matrixby Jack C. Richards
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
Out Of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Reading for fun – When I start reading good books, they take me deep inside and I don’t want to do anything else and read all in one breath. So I can only read them in summer.
My lineup of books-to-read for fun-
Looks manageable, huh?:)
2. Exercise more
I don’t have another option after signing a five-year contract with the gym, do I?
3. Blog more
I wish there was an app that transforms the ideas in my mind into blog posts. Do you think Shelly Terrell might recommend an app for this?:) Whether or not there is an app for it, I am determined to blog more in 2013.
I wish you a very happy new year!