Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Yes, I've heard the joke about the three reasons why most become teachers (June, July, and August). Although I do enjoy the time off, what I really love about summer is getting the opportunity to connect with other educators and grown in the knowledge of my craft. We spend nine months of the year trying to convince our students that learning can be fun, but we often become resistant ourselves to learning new things.
A friend of mine, Kevin Honeycutt, often talks about how we need to teach students to "Learn 2 Love 2 Learn." I propose that we as teachers need to keep alive our own love of learning. I know how easy it is to let our passion get sidetracked when bombarded with the demands of our profession. This summer, as you recharge your batteries for another school year, I want to challenge you to remember why you chose to become a teacher. Remember that first year of teaching when you wanted to pull your hair out, but then a child smiled for the first time because they finally "got it." This summer I hope you can make meaningful connections with fellow educators and reignite your passion for learning.
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