June 2006 Archives

When an opportunity arises we have three choices: jump at the chance, delay making a decision, or saying “No thanks”. I am one of those people who tends to procrastinate when making decisions. But after two years of teaching, where there is never a moment to spare, I have learned to jump at every opportunity. There’s no time to procrastinate. That’s how I began writing this blog. Anthony Rebora, Editor for Teacher Magazine, posted a notice on the web site that he was looking for ideas for a new teacher-written blog. I wrote back and suggested that he ...

Now I’m off to the beach for a week. I hope you are sitting on some sand somewhere, even if it’s just in your mind. Now I understand why teachers need the summer off. Until you do it, you don’t know how hard teachers work, and how teachers keep pushing and pushing beyond exhaustion. We need some beach time to recuperate. We need some sleep. When my kids came home from college after final exams they hit the bed and slept for two or three days, getting up for meals and showers. I feel kind-of the same ...

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