Until then... Get outside and have an adventure!
piz : )
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It is the end of another school year. I think it is my 12th as a high school teacher.
I have taught at many different schools and many different sciences to say the least. Here is a brief summary:
- I started off at a middle class high school teaching Earth Science and a course that was called Unified Science.
- Then while teaching in Austria, I taught AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Biology, and a combo 7/8th grade Science.
- Once I came back to the states I taught, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Geology, Marine Biology, and Physics.
- Finally, I am teaching Geophysical Science, Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Zoology, Astronomy, and potentially a combination course that I am designing to truly engage and motivate my alternative student body
To you non-teachers summertime for us teachers is the holy grail and we get it every year. But the reality is that without a break and time to let it all go and recharge we wouldn't be able to give what we give every school year. Maybe it's just me, but that is how I feel.
So when I am enjoying my summer, I am really just trying to replace the many varied experiences and emotions that I had to deal at work throughout the school year.