Didn’t Take My Own Advice

Well, we are back from Christmas vacation. I hope you had a great one.

I was able to kick back and relax, spend some quality time with my family, do some professional reading, buy some materials for my classroom, and ring in the New Year with fireworks.

All in all, it was a great break. 

Today, I am back in the classroom, sure to be greeted by smiling faces who probably, like me, wished that the holiday could have carried over for one more week. 
Prior to this holiday, I suggested that us teachers out there just take the time off to recharge. As you can see, I was able to do that but I couldn’t leave the teacher part of me completely idle.
I didn’t mean to. I went to the library for some pleasure reading and came back with a couple graphic novels and this book jumped out at me. It’s called No: Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh, PhD. 
Honest. It seriously did jump out at me. It was an interesting read and although it wasn’t directed at teachers, per se, I found a few things in it that I will be bringing into my classroom. I will be sharing these ideas in an upcoming Teaching Tip Tuesday post.

I hope all of the teachers and students out there had a great vacation. I wish you all the best in 2011.

Now back to work! 

4 Comments on Didn’t Take My Own Advice

  1. Anonymous // January 3, 2011 at 8:50 am //

    the fact that you could not resist reading and thinking about the classroom simply shows that you have passion for what you do, and that is awesome.
    d.

  2. Hi D,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Absolutely agree with Anon. Teaching is tied around your very platelets, my friend; or, as an old prophet once wrote, it is as a fire shut up in your bones and you cannot forbear.

  4. Hi ECD,

    Being a teacher isn't just a job to me, it's who I am. I feel good about that.

    Thanks for the comment!

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