Why am I thinking about the topic of celebrating the achievements of my students, you ask? Why am I not sitting in a lawn chair, eating a barbecued hot dog, waiting for the fireworks to begin? Well, I'm in Canada, for starters and so we had our fireworks and celebrations on the 1st! Other than that, though, I've been working away at my "mental to-do list" of things that I would like to change, do a better job of or begin to do, next year.
I find it difficult to fully relax in the summer. By the time my mind settles, it's time to get geared up to go again. Oh well, I guess that just means that I'm in the right profession. Don't get me wrong, obviously I take time out in the summer to unwind and just "be". However, I also use this time to think about how to make things better in my classroom next year.
Check out my latest post at Lessons From The Middle where I share one regret from this year and my promise (to myself) to do better next year. Tell me that I'm not the only one who has regrets from time to time!
To those of you celebrating the 4th of July, enjoy the fireworks, and have a marshmallow on me!