The Awesomesauce of a Week Off


The last few days of class have been heavy. I mean heav-y. Anyone could see from the body language alone that a break is due. The weariness and fatigue have been almost palpible.

I am so glad we have an entire week off for Thanksgiving break. There is just something about having a whole week break. It’s a time for physical rest, but also some mental and emotional recharging.

I know me. I know it will take a good three days to unwind. I don’t even want to thnk about school or students for those threee whole days. I’ll take some time to reflect after that. Reflecton is vital to the teaching process. It is so easy for me to get tunnel vision in the day-to-day trenches of classroom lessons. This is such a great time look back at the last few months and recalibrate.

The simple questions I’ll be churning on my mental rotisserie grill are:

  • What’s working?
  • What’s not working?

Just about everything I’ll need to stop or start will come from those two questions. But for now, it’s time relax.