Let’s not mince words about going back into our classrooms after a vacation, esp. the summer vacation. The purpose of this post is to help us get mentally ready to go back to school AFTER the fast-approaching winter vacation.
The education system is designed, certainly unintentionally but with no less damaging results, to wear down our mental health. The professional freedom we crave isn’t available to most WL teachers, who are placed in a one-size-fits-all-subjects prison kind of mentality that comes complete with meaningless meetings and invisible power struggles that suck on our souls in the first weeks of school until we can adjust.