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RITE OF SPRING

We couldn't help but notice that the teacher blogosphere has been strangely quiet this month. Helpfully, Mrs. Ris of Mentor Matters (having been uncharacteristically behind herself lately) lists a number reasons why teacher bloggers get distracted this time of year. In addition to having to plan for sundry spring parties and (apparently) attend country music festivals, she says, they’re also hit with a certain seasonal malaise:

students and teachers enter the dreaded testing window for state testing and various other required assessments ... anxiety surges, moodiness swells, exhaustion creeps in. Blogger and colleagues try to remind each other why we chose this job in the first place!

Ah, it all makes sense now. We hope everyone’s hanging in there. The good news is that it’s almost summer. Of course we know that summer breaks are a thing of past for many teachers—but hopefully you'll at least get a change of pace.

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