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ahhhh, August

It is August. I'm sure you are aware of this but in case you've missed the turning of the calendar I thought I would let you know. I also wanted to let you in on a little secret, it is a trade secret that teachers everywhere probably don't want me to let you know about. In fact, what I'm about to share might get me kicked out of the union (kidding - but it may have me on thin ice).

Imagine that summer is one giant weekend.

Early July is the Friday night of summer. It is the self-care, have a bubble bath, pour the glass of wine, eat the slice of pizza, hang out with friends or moment of blissful solitude chunk of summer. This is the decompression part of summer. Teachers have spent so much time disciplining, not just students, but themselves, making every single decision for upwards of 30 individuals on a moment by moment basis. In early July we are all tired and ready to kick up our feet and eat that extra s'more letting off the last bit of steam from a long school…

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