This past week has been vacation; I spent it on the beach in the Adirondack’s. I spent time sketching, and writing reflectively. I spent time working on my curriculum but only on paper. I tried to avoid screens (iPhone, iPad, Macs, etc.) as much as possible. I finished a book. As of a few hours ago I’m back to reality. I have a day full of meetings tomorrow. One for the pilot middle school iPad program. One with a potential new student. One with my department to talk about some new ideas for assessment and curriculum.
I teach during the year at an independent private school. I teach at a dance studio pretty much year round. In the summer I teach at a school for children of migrant workers. Moral of the story is this… I teach, a lot. I love teaching so much that most of my free time is consumed by research and development of new ideas.
I am however very refreshed. The clean cool air, the clear refreshing water, and the peaceful pace helped me to find myself again among all of the gadgets, widgets, and technology. I hope everyone had a relaxing summer and at one point or another just unplugged. Maybe it was for an hour, maybe it was for a week. Take some time to disconnect and I think you will find yourself feeling more connected in the long run.