The Boredom of Summer

I like the rhythm of school year and summer; it's one of the reasons I became a teacher. But even though the summer brings a welcome change of pace, I don't usually hope for unstructured weeks on end.┬áDuring the school year, my life is segmented into 45 minute blocks and so to wake up with … Continue reading The Boredom of Summer

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Relax

This morning, Matt tweeted out an article about the relative stress levels of different professions. He noted that teachers were in the top five and encouraged educators to relax over the summer. I retweeted the article after I read it. But after I did, I realized I struggle with what relaxing means. Today, for example, … Continue reading Relax