Saturday, August 15, 2015

Summer Slide

Bloggers and respected educators have it all wrong when they talk about "summer slide." Summer slide is not what happens to kids during the summer when they lose some of the academic gains made the previous year. 

Summer slide is for teachers. Here's how it works. Picture a playground slide with about 60 steps up to the top, and imagine a teacher climbing those stairs one rung a day until the beginning of August. On August 1, the educator goes down the slide in about 10 seconds, the exact amount of time between August 1 and the first day of school! Now, that's summer slide!

Since we are almost at the end of the slide and school preparation is kicking into high gear, I hope you take an hour or so to treat yourself to your "guilty pleasure." I don't know if if will be a decadent piece of chocolate or binge-watching a Netflix series, but do it because you deserve a break today!
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