Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Break – the Least Understood and Most Maligned Aspect of a Teacher’s Life | gadflyonthewallblog

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Summer Break – the Least Understood and Most Maligned Aspect of a Teacher’s Life

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It’s inevitable.
Once the weather gets warm and school lets out, it’s no longer safe for teachers to be out in public.
You’ve got to stay indoors, get off the Internet, hide the cell phone – do whatever you can to stay away from non-educators.
Because if, like me, you happen to be out and about – let’s say standing in line at your favorite neighborhood burger joint waiting for a juicy slab of ground beef to stop sizzling on the grill – you’re bound to hear the kind of willful ignorance that sets a teacher’s nerves permanently on edge.
Imagine just two normal people – they seem nice enough – standing in line having a friendly conversation. It’s hot outside, so you might hear the usual topics discussed: the weather, the best place to buy ice cream, which public pool has the best prices – that an oh I don’t know, how easy teachers have it with their summers off.
Son of a…!
Normal folks, I know you often get the urge to talk about this. You think it’s just another topic of polite conversation. It’s nothing serious. You think it’s just like Summer Break – the Least Understood and Most Maligned Aspect of a Teacher’s Life | gadflyonthewallblog:

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