Thoughts of teacher burnout, stress and frustration swirl around in my head. I can't help but think about our finite time, attention, and focus.
You lose control over your time at school. Those decisions are made already. Classes that have to start and end. Staff meetings on Wednesday. And lunch break from 11:27 to 11:30.
Your attention is lost the same way. You can only pay attention to so many things in a day. Many things demand it whether we like it or not. You have grades, standards alignment, lessons plans, report cards, 504 paperwork, tutoring documentation, and figuring out how to keep wads of wet toilet paper off the bathroom walls.
But here's the thing you can't ever lose—Read More