I’ve always believed students need more time to prepare for the next class or lesson. Breaks are designed not only to get ready for the next thing, but to refresh your mind and clear the air for what comes next. Countries like Finland give many breaks during the day, and guess what, they are considered #1 in education by many in the world. Something to think about.
It’s been a spell, and for that I apologize. I’ve been busy trying to get back into the grind of being IN BED at 10 p.m., up at 5:30 a.m. (because I am slow in the morning and need time to get my wits about me).
This year I have the best schedule EVER. I have a first period class three days a week teaching the Exploring Computer Science curriculum, which is fun. Five days per week, I have second period OFF to PLAN. Then five days per week, I co-teach two classes. Then lunch. Then advisory two days per week. Then co-teaching two more classes, then done! Or, well, done TEACHING. Still have to grade, eat, meditate, etc.
Having breaks throughout the day does wonders for my state of mind. Frequent breaks…
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