Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Confession of a Connected Teacher
I have not left school behind this summer. Usually I can. Usually I don't think about school until mid-July or even the beginning of August.
Yesterday, I peeked at my class lists for next year. I looked at names, at combinations of kids.
I look forward to some and dread others.
I'm planning lessons in my head all the time (I do need to get them on the computer!)
I'm reading professional books and participating in Twitter chats like it's my day job (which it is, but not in the summer!)
Oh, I'm doing summer things
Gone to concerts
Watched the sun set
Spent time with friends
Visited my family
Spent time with 1/2 the grandkids
But I feel like I'm not really present, like it's a weekend and I go back to work on Monday.
Maybe all this connectedness isn't a good thing.
I need to find some balance.