“The Learnings of September Now Come Early…” The Daily Post

With a nod to Gordon Lightfoot, today’s Daily Post piece speaks of the transition out of summer vacation and into the school routine.

As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?

From what I can recall, I had mixed feelings about the start of school. I now think that I would have loved to have been home-schooled where I would not have had to deal with all of the drama that made learning difficult for me. But I made it through and really thrived in college and two master’s programs.

As a parent of a junior in high school (my oldest has entered his freshman year of college) the end of summer now comes in early August. A “balanced calendar” they call it means a shorter summer and more breaks throughout the school year. Some people like and some do not. “But,” I often ask, “how many jobs other than teaching has a work calendar that offers the summer off?”

 

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Jim Kane

I am a hubby to my wife of over 30 years, dad to two university students, caregiver to his mom, a minister, cat dad to Hanna who we adopted from our local animal shelter, a life-long aviation fan, and a reader and blogger. I began this blog in 2008 and post my book reviews, messages to my congregation, prayers, and other things as well. Thank you for stopping by!

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6 thoughts on ““The Learnings of September Now Come Early…” The Daily Post”

  1. I never liked returning to school as a kid–especially once I was in middle school. I will not lie and say I entered the profession of teaching because I wanted to shape minds–I wanted the summers off to write. Now, I realize that was a grandiose mistake! The two unpaid months a teacher gets off during the summer is simply mental recuperation time. It prevents us from having to enter a psychiatric ward. And that is all.

    1. Hi Megan
      I acknowledge your feeling about time off as a teacher. You are not alone there.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Regards
      Jim

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