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Ringing in the New Year

A few thoughts for New Year’s

It’s New Year’s Eve, the end of a long and winding road of a year…and the threshold of a new decade. And, yes, it’s an evening for both reflection and celebration, why not. What are you in the mood for this year? Is it a crowded music and dance party, or dinner at home with family and a few close friends? Maybe a special concert you’ve looked forward to for months, or possibly even camping under the stars.

Wherever you are, wherever you’ve been, raise a glass of sparkles or a mug of hot tea, at peace with the year that is ending, and with inspiration for the one not yet begun.

What did you love most about your past year as an educator? What accomplishments do you feel most proud of? You guided students to gain skill that now lights their way in math learning. You helped a child succeed who had not believed they could. You brightened a colleague’s day, and contributed dedication and energy to your district. Think of all you learned and discovered in 2019, all you survived and grew stronger from, every surprise delight, all you gave and everything that came back to you.

Just beyond the horizon is the arriving year ahead. What would you like to bring into creation in 2020––your dreams and wishes and commitments, both personal and professional? There is power in intentions. Imagine yours coming to life.

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