Sunday, 28 April 2013

Happy Sunday!

Yay! The snow is gone!! Finally we can start going out without big boots and jackets!


Just wanted to share a quick post today as I am off for a walk in this nice weather!

I stumbled across this article by Michael Linsin about why teachers shouldn’t stay late after school. He has some interesting points.


 
I definitely am a teacher who stays late most days..till 5:30 usually. And mostly it’s because I feel like I need to to keep on top of things. But then I go home and do even more work! :(


But I agree with Michael in that I do leave school sometimes bummed about how much time I am spending at my job.

How late do you stay at work? Do you go in early?

Hope you have a relaxing week and don’t stay too late!


6 comments:

  1. I used to stay until 5 or 6 almost every day, but now I only do that once a week. Most days I'm out by 4:00 at the latest :)
    Glad to hear your snow's gone!
    ❀Barbara❀
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    1. I hope once I have been teaching longer I won't have to stay soo late.

      Renee

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  2. We had a snow day last Monday and it was 77 degrees here today. Gotta love South Dakota in the spring! I stay late almost every night but I live 26 miles away and I want to make sure everything is just right in case I would need a sub the next day. I am pretty OCD. I guess it really all balances out since I can relax more in the summer! :)

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    1. You guys have similar weather to us! It snowed today so I spoke to soon. lol. Thats a good way to think about it Elizabeth. It definitely does pay off in the summer.

      Renee

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  3. It is supposed to be -26 with the windchill tomorrow! What is going on??! Sigh, at least most of the snow is gone. We do have a giant lake in our playground now though. My first few years of school I stayed until at least 5 everyday, often until 5:30. At our school, we have weekend hours, so last year I made sure to be out by 4 on Fridays and would spend around 2-3 hours at school on Sunday preparing for the week. This seemed to make things run so much better and I spent less time at school during the week! This year has been harder-once I got pregnant, just making it through the day was hard enough and there was no way I could stay past 4 most days. And I definitely did not make it in many weekends. I felt it in my day-to-day things though-always seemed like I was scrambling to get things organized and I could not keep on top of stuff! Lately I've had enough energy to stay until 4:30 and even 5 some days when I need it. I gave up on the weekends though. Until next month, when I have to start packing up! But I am definitely not an early person! That's also where I compromised. I get to school 10 minutes before the bell rings since I usually have things ready the night before. I also live a 2 minute drive away from school so the travel isn't a big deal.

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    1. UGH. It snowed here today again so I spoke too soon!!

      I would love to have weekend hours. Even 2-3 hours on the weekend would mean I could leave earlier after school. Not that I don;t already spend more than that at home working on the weekends already. I agree...I hate scrambling and winging things and not feeling ready.

      Good to hear your slowing down a bit for your pregnancy!

      Renee

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