Teachers need rest.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid
We need rest in order to maintain our levels of compassion and empathy towards our students. We need rest in order to remain creative because creativity profoundly serves our lesson plans. We need rest to stay open to the change that learning requires.
This is how I’m taking a rest right now.
Some of you may not know this, but I’m of Acadian descent. This means I was raised francophone and my second language should be English. I, however, can’t see an identifying division between my two languages. My intention is to write a blog post of how this has affected me as an English teacher. Stay tuned for that processing.
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PS. Since I’m on Nova Scotia time now, this could mean a few posting delays. I plan to get back to my regimented, weekly, reflective postings once I get back to teaching in Daegu in September. I apologize for any disappointment this may cause, but I also ask you to celebrate the rest teachers deserve.
- Maritime thunderstorms wreak havoc (cbc.ca)