Teacher Talk: What do you do to kick back in the summer?

Ah, summer. No papers to grade, no lessons to plan, no kids, no…anything.

Summer can get kind of boring if we don’t keep ourselves busy doing something until the bells start ringing again come August.

For me, it’s catching up on blogs that I like: The Everygirl, Apartment Therapy. Edweek. I also do some reading (this year it’s been Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, Personal Finance For Dummies, and King Lear.)

I also drink lots of coffee, though that’s not too different from normal school-year behavior. Sugarbakeshop is my favorite place to plan, blog-surf, and chill. And it is dangerously close  to our apartment.

I also like to do my fair share of running if my knees permit it, and to keep the knees happy, I do barre here. BYSE4 is my new barre home, and I love it! Taking classes always helps me remember how to be a student and follow instead of  lead. It’s great, and it’s inspiring to see a good barre teacher in action!

Summer gives me time to refocus. I get to let go of the things that aren’t important and get myself ready to work hard during the school year. It really is a great trade off. I am so excited to meet my kiddos and start feeling like I’m actually doing something again!

Teachers, what do you do on your summer break? Are you working a second job? Planning lessons from day to night? Or are you maxin’ and relaxin?

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