Another school year is coming to an end. My last day of work is June 30th. 22 more sleeps.
I have so much to reflect on as I think about my 35th year in education. I had to learn quickly and create new ways of teaching online. I am proud that I dove in ready to face what, sometimes, felt like insurmountable challenges.
During summer vacations I reflect on the previous school year by journaling, brainstorming ideas for the next year, reading professional books and engaging with other educators through book studies or workshops.
I will do some of that this summer, but I’m going to be very discriminating about the formal and informal professional learning I participate in. Although I’ve put a few events on my calendar, I will be saying no more often than is typical for me.
Whatever your summer learning plans, I hope you make room for rest and relaxation with friends and family to the extent that this pandemic allows.
Next week, I will share some of the ideas that have been percolating in my mind for returning to in person school in the fall.
Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers Tuesday Slice of Life Challenge.
2 thoughts on “It’s Almost Summer! Time for Reflection”
Elisa, I see that you posted right after me last night. Another year passes on-it is hard to believe! I am glad that you are ready to enjoy your summer. Every teacher is entitled to a summer of fun and relaxation. Learning is a natural part of a teacher’s life. Let the countdown begin.
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Agreed! I actually can’t believe THIS year is finally coming to an end. I am so looking forward to the summer. Enjoy yours in your new home.