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Summer is for… July 11, 2011

Filed under: education,teaching — candidteacher @ 9:49 pm

Candid Teacher Admits: Summer is for relaxing, but I’m antsy!

I’m so “antsy” about my new job.  I know I’m supposed to be relaxing, but I wish I could get a better picture of what I’ll be doing next year.  Next Monday I’ll be meeting with the other Basic Skills Reading teacher, so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to prepare myself for the upcoming school year. However, I have a feeling it will end up inducing more stress instead.

You see, right now I feel guilty that I am relaxing instead of preparing.  Luckily, I am able to banish that guilt with the rationale that I cannot prepare yet since I do not have enough information and am not able to set up my classroom until mid-August.  Once I have more information, though, I fear I’ll continue along my lazy summer routine instead of stepping up and getting things ready. Balancing relaxation with the appropriate amount of work is difficult!

This is not even really a true problem, but I’m making it one!  How silly…

Yours,
Candid Teacher