Yesterday I successfully extended my streak of surviving the first day of school to 33 consecutive years. It's weird to think about it sometimes that, either as a student or a teacher, I've been in school since I was 5 years old.
Do you know what teachers say about September...well after the tearful goodbye to summer at least? Septembers are for new beginnings. For teachers, it's a time for us to try things that are new or new techniques/practices that we've been putting off for too long. For students, September represents an opportunity for a fresh start...a chance to shake a reputation or to work with a new team of teachers.
For all of us though, September can be both things. As we transition from the heat of August to the lovely temps of September, why not use that natural opportunity to branch out and try something new that you've been putting off? While you're at it, reflect on the people in your life. Is there someone that could really use a fresh start? Most of us are a little sad about summer coming to an end, but we can't fight it. Embrace the change and use it for an opportunity to make some memorable changes!