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Summer school – over

August 19, 2009 pm31 7:58 pm

Now that summer school is over for all of you in New York, it’s time to decide that it’s really over.

Unless you need the money desperately…

Please, consider making this your last year.

You have such a short time left to enjoy, relax, recuperate. Next year, wouldn’t ten weeks be better?

The time to recharge matters. We have an exhausting job. And summer school can be even more exhausting. Don’t deal with the extra stress, the extra supervisors, the unaccountable credit recovery, the insult of having to measure “seat time.” The time is yours; use it to make yourself feel better.

It’ll be better for your students in the fall, too. 

Me, this is my last summer programming. I can’t wait to have the full summer for myself. Of course, I’ll probably use some of it doing union work. But… My choice. There’s time enough to help new teachers, volunteer, take a few weeks with family, and make a major jaunt around the globe.

And take a look over at Pissed Off Teacher. She’s already on a multi-trip-summer regimen, first was there, and second there, and the next is here. My hero. I want to be just like her.

Summer school – just say no.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2009 pm31 8:39 pm 8:39 pm

    Thanks for your kind words.

    Actually, I should work summer school to pay for all this!

    • August 19, 2009 pm31 10:49 pm 10:49 pm

      Now that would be ironic.

      But, nah, just pay for it. Summer school’s not worth it.

  2. russians permalink
    November 14, 2009 am30 9:15 am 9:15 am

    This is definitely not your last summer programming!

    We require attention.

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