What I Wore // First Week of School Edition

Happy back to school season!

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The first week of school can be a bit nerve-wracking for this teacher: I’m so concerned about my finalizing my syllabi and setting up my classroom that I can’t be too concerned about what I’ll wear. When I have a big week coming up, I make sure to stick to wardrobe basics with a pop or flourish.

I’ve included a few photos. Feel free to take a look!

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How to Have a Good Attitude About Going Back to Work After a Vacation

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When I meet new people and tell them I work in education, the first thing they usually mention is how awesome it must be to get summers off. I can’t disagree — it’s wonderful. But having all that time off can make it difficult to go back to work full time, especially in a profession that requires so much of me

In my first few years, I would get blue at the start of July and bemoan the fact that I must return to exhausting days of teaching, planning, grading, talking, etc. I would think, I love my job. Why am I so anxious to go back to work? I felt so guilty about enjoying my summer that I prevented myself from enjoying my last few weeks of my time off. What?

After several years of practice, I’ve identified a process that makes it easier for me to return to work in August with a good attitude. I’ve shared my steps and goals here, and I hope they are helpful for you if you also find that your transition back to work is difficult after returning from a lovely vacation you don’t want to end.

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