Shout out to all the teachers doing THE MOST out there.
While Slicing has taught me the art of appreciation (especially in our profession), it has also made me realize how much I DON’T do:
I don’t get up early. I’m one of the many teachers who skitter in at the last moment, 15 minutes before the kids arrive. I’d much rather stay late, prepping for tomorrow, than rush around half asleep in the AM!
I don’t function well in the morning, period. If it was up to me, we’d start school at 9am. Interestingly enough, NCTE just published an article extolling the virtues of later starts for our students’ growing bodies.
I love to procrastinate. I do my best work when it’s dark out, and when I’m under pressure.
I need my downtime. I find it difficult to write and/or be creative & reflective during the day. By the time I get around to decompressing from the day, eating dinner, catching up with my partner and snuggling to with my cat, the night is nearly over before I’ve had a chance to write properly.
Tonight as I sit down to write, I think about the great slices I’ve read over the past few days: reflections on time, teaching, adulting, and how we spend our free time. And I can’t help but wonder: how do you all do it all… before 8pm?! Especially those of you with kids?!
In honor of my colleagues out there killin’ it, I’ve linked some of the great slices I’ve read in the paragraph above. You guys rock!
And a treat for those of you who have read until the end: today I found another blogger (non-slicer), The Book Wrangler. I am so impressed by his bookish art and downloadables! (I know it’s not a word, but it could be…). There are some great woman-power graphic posters I may be printing for Women’s History Month.
Thank you for your encouragement throughout this journey, fellow slicers! We’re over halfway through the first school week of slicing. Phew!