Many people believe that every teacher loves Summer Break. Sure it is nice to have a little bit of time off, but it's the break from the routine that drives nuts. I don't like changes to the plan. I don't particularly enjoy changes in my daily, or weekly routine. Heck, i don't really care for making last minute driving directions. I'm fairly certain that for me, at least partly, it's a control issue. I want to wield the cosmic remote and control all possibilities. Seems even more absurd to hear that, and see it on my screen.
Still, summertime for me does bring about certain challenges. With a more open schedule, it's easy to push things off until later in the day. Most of us know how well that works, right? Since I don't have to necessarily "be" somewhere first thing in the morning, the temptation to sleep in is strong.
So, I'm reaching out to you. How do you handle changes in routine? Teachers, how to you embrace the summertime schedule?