Back to School from a Teacher’s Point of View

It’s Back-to-School time. I know, not because of the date on the calendar; I can just sense it. First, I’m starting to feel a bit worthless, feeling like I’m not contributing to society as I should be. I miss my work, my purpose, my colleagues, the kids. And, my body is sufficiently confused about whether it’s nap time or night-time. It’s no wonder. Summertime means goofy sleep patterns—staying up writing until 12:15, then waking suddenly at 3:10 a.m. (Is the nap over?), playing racquetball at 5:00 a.m., and then returning home to sleep some more. Yes, it’s time to get back to a regular schedule.

There are two unique things about teaching that I wish applied to all employed people. And, no, I’m not going to say June and July. More