Teachers--It's summer. Are you snoozing it away or working crazy hard?

Take the quiz. Don't worry. It's not graded.

The Pensive Sloth
On Jul 12, 2014

When do you get up in the morning?

Now that you don’t have papers to grade and lesson plans to write, how do you spend your evenings?

You tell your students to put their screens down once in a while, talk to each other, and go out to play. How about you? Which statement best describes your summer with social media?

Have you THOUGHT about the start of the year yet?

Your daily routine is most like that of-----

Today is…

Your summer reading list includes---

Professional Development is a part of our lives in the summer. There’s some good stuff out there, but it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. How are you ‘developing’ so far?

My summer meals consist of---

And how do you feel about naps?

But, do I have to put on pants?

But, do I have to put on pants?

Your summer can be summed up with the phrase, "But, do I have to put on pants?" Sleep in. Do nothing. Float around in the pool. You deserve it. You will eventually return to the classroom, so maybe start to rein it in when August rolls around, or that transition to teaching again is going to be a real shock to the system.

You go girl!

You go girl!

You know how to have a great time and take it easy, but you also want to get stuff done. You’ve got some balance in your life and you’re clearing that to-do list that’s been on the back burner since October. You go girl!

Don't judge me. I just can't sit still.

Don't judge me. I just can't sit still.

Not too shabby. You’re a go-getter. You have goals for this summer, maybe some house stuff, some school stuff, an occasional well planned social event. Carpe diem! Seize the day! YOLO! And thanks for not judging the rest of us for living la vida lazy. In return, we won’t judge you for being the Martha Stewart of teachers this summer.

We need to talk...

We need to talk...

OK. We need to talk. Perhaps you aren’t quite sure how this summer thing works. Let me explain. You work 60+ hours a week during the school year and in the summer you DON’T. School will start soon enough. Take some time to unwind. Seriously. You’ll be grateful you did when the February blues get you down.