When you're a teacher educator, you put up with a lot of sh*t. This may include but is certainly not limited to: disinterested students, disillusioned coworkers, snow days, making-up snow days, the Common Core curriculum*, the general public's lack of regard for students with disabilities and, on some very special days, actual and legitimate fecal matter...you know, sh*t.
But I think the biggest frustration we all deal with is our very own out-of-the-education-field friends reminding us how easy we have it, because we get snow days, and vacations, and SUMMERS off. And you now what? Yeah. When you look at it from that excruciatingly narrow lens, it totally is a great gig.
So I'm not here to pontificate or justify all the great things and hard work that goes into a school year, plenty of other more eloquent people have done that for me.
Instead, I'm going to tell you how we're spending that time, if to serve no other purpose than to give the rest of you something to read when you get out of your 12-month job tonight.
Without further ado...
What Teachers [who are also dancers] Do During Summer! *Meghan loves the Common Core. Especially #1 in the Math Practices! OMG!
For the improv games in the dance museum, we made up a playlist of all sorts of summery and delightful songs. Some are old favorites that we've used before, and some are new finds that I've picked up over the last coupla months.
We thought you might be interested in checking them out!