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Eight Ways to Relax During the Back to School Craziness

By- Angela Padrón

The few weeks leading up to the start of the school year are some of the craziest and most stressful weeks that teachers face. There is much to prepare and learn before students enter the room, and it can be overwhelming at times.

That’s why it’s important for teachers to take time out for themselves, take a deep breath, and find ways to relax before having to report back to work. Here is a list of eight ways you can do just that:

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Visit your favorite relaxing place

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Five Teacher Goals for the New School Year

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At the start of every school year, teachers often ask students to set goals for themselves. How many books will they read? How high can they score on a given assessment? But it’s important for teachers to also set goals for themselves, both professionally and personally.

Here is a list of five goals teachers can set and monitor throughout the upcoming school year.

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Back to School – The Wake Up Call

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You’re resting your sleepy head on your pillow while lying underneath your sheets in your nice cozy bed. You’re enthralled in a magnificent dream when suddenly your old friend the alarm clock jolts you up out of a deep sleep.  And then, you hear those three dreaded words coming from the kitchen – “Time for school!”

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A NEW School Year

Back to School

Anne Silva

Surely I’m not the only teacher who starts the school year EVERY YEAR with more resolutions than every single New Years Day of my life put together. Are you with me? I get so excited about all of the POSSIBILITIES that this year holds, because suddenly, I’ll be motivated to wake up and exercise BEFORE school three—no, four!—days a week, pack a super-healthy lunch EVERY SINGLE DAY, grade ALL THE THINGS before leaving school ON TIME every afternoon, NEVER take grading or planning home with me, sign up for ALL THE COMMITTEES, wear all the nice clothes that never have my toddler’s peanut butter smeared on them, … etc. Right?

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Back to School… Are you frolicking yet?

Back to School

Anne Silva

You know those awesome commercials with the dad leaping and frolicking to “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with school supplies while his kids trudge along behind him? I don’t know if they still play that particular commercial, but I’m sure you can imagine it. Does anyone else both LOVE love love that commercial and HATE hate hate it at the same time?

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