Spring is traditionally thought of as the season of new. When the cold and lifeless winter starts to warm and we are greeted by green and chirps. For me however, Spring has been a time of rushed deadlines, finishing big projects, and putting a bow on the year. It's been this way through high school, college, and now in my professional life. Ahh, the rhythm of education.
Spring is as stressful as it is beautiful. For me, and I suspect for other educators, Summer is the time of reflection and recuperation. The pace of the day, the week, slows down and I have time to think about the past year. The successes. The problems. The moments that will stick with me forever. The slower pace allows me to consider what I can do different, and what I want to keep. So I take those 10-12 weeks between the last day of one year and the first day of another to think, and plan, and prepare.
So for me, Spring isn't the season of new. Summer is. Summer is when ideas are incubated, and August is when they hatch. August will be a whole new experience for me as my role in my district changes. To accompany this change, I thought my website needed an update as well. Leave a comment below about what you like or don't like about my new site. Also comment about something new you will be trying in August. I'd love to hear from you.