Friday, June 17, 2016

The 3 R's of Summer-Part 2



Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate!
Refresh verb:
to bring back to a former condition or vigor <brought out some iced tea to refresh the spirits of the folks working out in the sun>

Recharge your batteries—an expression I have often heard and used. How will you “refresh and recharge” yourself this summer? Summer is often a time to look back on the past year as well as look forward to the coming school year. What worked? What didn’t? What will you change? How will you change it?

Teachers need to take time to recharge, reflect, and reinvigorate.

Take time to look at the following resources. They may give you some ideas for how you can get your passion and energy to teach revived.

·      Teaching Matters: How to Keep Your Passion and Thrive in Today’s Classroom by Todd Whitaker & Beth Whitaker—a review of the book

While these resources talk about classroom teachers, many of the ideas also apply to online teachers. Online teachers need time to recharge as well as they are probably as much, if not more, “on” with their students—almost 24-7.

Refresh Your Practice by Roby R. Jackson

So, what ideas and strategies to you have for refreshing yourself? Go!

Peggy Steinbronn, Ed.D.

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