Taking Time Away Helps Rejuvenate Education Excitement!
We’re all gearing up as faculty return tomorrow. One of the best things I did for my students the past week was NOTHING…. There are many that may disagree, but I am well rested and excited to return to work. I know I could have squeezed in some mandatory education or spent time preparing and setting up several labs, but I didn’t. I chose to take a road trip with my family, do a little skiing, see a professional hockey game and lose a few card games. It was wonderful. I know I won’t always be able to do this, but will try to remember the feeling I have right now next time I’m tempted to sign up for the next big thing!
So this is not a tip on how to bring new technology into your classroom or evaluate your current methods. However, it is a tip to remind you to take care of your inner self and spend some quality time with those you love! In the end, I feel it will make me a better faculty member as I am ready to begin again!