The Art of Teaching in June
Ariel Sacks finds that teaching during the last few weeks of schoolwhen the classroom mindset inevitably relaxes but essential work remainsrequires a special kind of balance:
June requires it's own attitude and approach. On the one hand, we cannot give up the hard earned order and structures we've used throughout the year. At the same time we can't stick to them exactly either. Alternating vigilance and relaxation of the mental faculties is necessary or the month can easily go awry and be a pit of frustration for teachers and students alike.