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Barack Obama’s annual summer playlist, pumpkin spice lattes, New Year’s resolutions… all things that only come around once a year, but when they do, they come in with a bang!

If you’re a teacher, you probably kicked off the 2021-2022 school year with your own list of goals you wanted to accomplish, or at least with a rough idea of what you wanted to do differently or better.

Use New Year’s resolutions time as an excuse to check back in with yourself on your teaching goals.

How are you doing? Are you making progress? Maybe it’s time to tweak some of the goals you set at the beginning of the school year or add some new ones?

We reached out to the incredible community of teachers on Twitter to ask for some inspiration. Check out our top teachers' New Year’s Resolutions for 2022, and don’t forget to let us know what yours are if you haven’t already!

1. Middle school math and digital literacy teacher, Kate Flint, said, “I want to find more engaging ways to formally assess students in math. Projects instead of tests!”

2. High school life science teacher, Alison Stone, is “hoping to do some writing and reflection since I will be taking a Sabbatical starting at the end of January.”

3. John Lawson’s New Year’s resolution is to “never go a day without learning something new about education. After 27 years I'm still learning and loving my work more as a result of that learning.”

4. Teacher and edtech fan Immanuel Cruz wants “to finish my doctoral thesis about using technologies in sport education, including Edpuzzle as part of the process.”

5. Laura Commins, a 6th-grade teacher, made a resolution to “experiment more with blended learning.”

6. High school history teacher Scott Symons said he is “going to create more recall games and lessons instead of pushing curriculum at too fast a pace.”

7. Middle school math and STEM teacher Megan Derry said, “My resolution is to find more engaging ways to meet the needs of my math students.”

8. New York City educator Nick replied that his 2022 New Year’s teaching resolution is to “keep students safe and healthy.”

9. Teacher and tech enthusiast Heather Brown’s resolution is to “Bring others up! I think most of us need a bit of a climate change, so my goal is celebrating others! Celebrate growth. Showcase talents. Handwritten notes. Always appreciative. I may only be one person, but attitude is contagious!”

10. California teacher Monica Nash resolved to, “Meet students where they are at by being more learner focused.”

11. Middle school science and robotics teacher Wendy Van Norden summed it up by saying that her resolution is to “work smarter, not harder.”

And as always, using Edpuzzle is the perfect way teachers can work smarter, not harder!

Happy 2022, teachers :)

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