Julia Torres wrote a beautiful love letter to her graduating seniors about the lessons in love, compassion, and truth she has learned from her students.
Just in time for summer break: Anne Vogel explains why fake breaks only make us feel more rushed and frantic and argues for the real break that truly refreshes.
John Spencer urges teachers to make rest a priority over the summer and offers some excellent suggestions for rejuvenation.
In the middle of all that rest, though, there is still time for some summer PD. Cheryl Mizerny’s list of ideas should get you started.
One of my favorite teaching blogs, Moving Writing, issued a challenge for teachers to write for 100 days this summer and shared a slide deck of 100 different sparks or prompts for writing.
One practice I want to be more intentional about in my classroom next year is noticing the good. Sherri Spelic explores why we don’t and why we should notice the good and offers suggestions for an intentional practice of emphasizing strengths.