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Now's the time to cut down on your work - not try something new

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The problem I have with new year’s resolutions is that they’re mostly about doing something new – something we feel we should be doing – like eating kale or doing yoga. And often we return to school after Christmas with this same mindset. We have been on Twitter, we’ve read edu-books, we’ve had time to catch our breath and now, as we return to school, we want to do more things. Exciting things. But, don’t.

Instead, stop doing as many things as you can this term. Don’t introduce new things, even if they seem like a really good idea. Simply focus on the core business of teaching and learning, ...

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