In the past, I’ve made tons of New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions often include blogging more, and I haven’t been able to get the habit to stick. My habits often fizzle out because I make too many goals and set myself up to fail by making the standards for success unreasonable (much like a resolution exerciser who claims she’ll go to the gym every day for two hours, convert to a Paleo diet, and quit coffee cold-turkey).
I admire Relearning to Teach for sharing daily reflections on his teaching and putting it all out there–not just the lessons that go well. I share snapshots of my lesson ideas on Instagram a lot because it’s quick and easy, but it doesn’t help me improve if I don’t thoughtfully reflect on how things went. I also get a lot of good ideas from other bloggers and appreciate when other folks share how these ideas went for them or what modifications they made, so it’s time to start doing that too.