At the time that this post will publish we are a day out from a well deserved break as we approach Thanksgiving. Five days of no virtual or in-person school, no students to manage or lessons to plan.
And yet, many of us are looking at working at least one full day of break, if not most of the break. We just have so much to catch up on, and, if we're honest, 5 days of a break is a good amount of time to get a head start on planning for the future so it's not so overwhelming when we're back in the classroom.
The truth is, as teachers, we can justify working until the cows come home. We are doing important work not for the improvement of ourselves, but for that of our students. And if we can make their education a well organized and well orchestrated experience then we are doing something right in the world.
For this reason, this week and in a few coming weeks we'll be focusing on the Teacher Health Series that we published earlier in the year, way back before...