“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?”


Tom Brown's Schooldays
Tom Brown’s Schooldays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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!

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