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The inevitable has happened around here–the Queen Anne’s Lace is in full bloom, often beautifully interlaced with bright blue chicory flowers. To me this means that the start of classes is right around the corner. Of course, because of the ‘Rona this semester is a bit more difficult and anxiety-provoking than most, but I maintain my position: don’t prepare until it’s time. If you are the sort of person who loves to do class prep early because it calms you, then by all means, go for it!

But I’m just trying to take it one day at a time. It helps to remember that it is still only July 16th, and most of us have at least a good month left to pursue the reading, writing, and resting we all desperately need this summer. Try to think in terms of abundance, not scarcity. A month is a whole month!!

Imagine what it would feel like in February to suddenly be granted a month free from classes, and then you will be thinking in terms of abundance.

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Educators take your mark…get set…

…and go? But wait, I’m not ready! I didn’t get even a little bit of what I wanted to get done over the summer, and I’m supposed to be getting reading for fall classes? What!!??!! Is this where you are right now? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Teaching is very, very difficult, and the upcoming month

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April is the cruelest month…

At least for educators it is. Why? It’s because spring break wasn’t nearly long enough, and the finish line is still so far away. So what can we do to get that last burst of energy needed to get to the end? Here’s my primary suggestion: double down on getting enough rest for yourself. I

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