...which is actually your left foot if you were ever in a marching band.
Teachers have to be the luckiest people on earth - we are afforded so many opportunities to start "a new year". It comes with each birthday, each August, each January 1st, and potentially even on a random Wednesday. This August born new year is very welcome to me as it is the first new school year in the past four that hasn't found me in a new school.
When everything is new it is hard to decide what changes will make things better. You are in both observation and "hey - let's just try this for a while and see how it goes" mode. To say that the difference between this new year and the past three has been night and day would be an understatement.
So cheers to this new year with greater familiarity, stronger relationships, and a clearer vision of what starting on the right foot means (with our actual left foot).