A Unique Benefit!
Hello and happy last week to most! The end of the school year is a hectic and emotional time. Relationships built throughout the year come to an abrupt end as we transition to a different routine. Recently, I struck up a conversation with a teacher while waiting for an appointment. She taught science in a neighboring district and was an engineer prior to becoming a teacher. She shared with me a unique benefit that I had never thought about but now share often. When she was an engineer, she explained the projects never ended. As a teacher, there is always a natural end and after some time away a new beginning! According to her, that was a unique benefit that is special to our occupation. I tend to agree with her upon reflection. We leave in June a little tired and beat up, but come back in the Fall ready to change the world again. It is truly a special cycle! So enjoy:-)
What is your end of the year routine? Do you have anything special that you plan? Would love to hear some creative ideas.
I like to send my crew a message and wish them a great summer! Adding a hope to see them back in the Fall (recruiting:-) When you are project-based, it is easy to send them the year’s collection with a meaningful message. This is a site I use to support the message: http://mystudentsrock2014.weebly.com
Although it does not generate an immediate response, it does generate some conversation and thanks when returning. The act of giving is a special action. This will not cost you more than a few minutes and is a great way to end the year with a special touch. You just never know what direction this act could ripple in or how it may impact a student. Give it try! It might become part our your end of the year routine too.
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Have a great week,