I’ve been working in schools for so long, I can’t even remember what drew me to this lifestyle.
I know it wasn’t the money (is there anyone who became a teacher for the money?).
Truth be told, there were probably lots of reasons.
The chance to work with students. Coaching. The structured schedule.
The day before Thanksgiving meal that consists of all white food (noodles, mashed potatoes, roll, and milk!)
And of course, the always popular "summer vacation".
I love summers.
I love the countdown to summer vacation.
I love the three months off.
I love not wearing pants (please don’t contact the authorities… I wear shorts).
I love getting paid and not working (I mean I REALLY love getting paid and not working).
I love anything and everything about summer.
Except the fact that after 18 years of this I am now convinced summer is a waste of time.
We put so much effort into shutting down school for the summer.
Then we put twice as much into starting school back up again in the fall.
This can’t be good for a student’s brain.
We should go to year round school.
Yes, I said it.
Year round school.
And get rid of my summer.
A part of me just died as I typed that last sentence.