August always brings a few things with it…..the extreme hot temperatures, small breaks in these temperatures to let you know fall is coming, football and high school marching bands start to practice, and the “smell” of back-to-school is in the air. I would assume that most teachers eagerly look forward to the start of a new year. It is a time to make a fresh start. There might even be some excitement over trying a new strategy that was learned over the summer. This is usually what I feel and enough to get me motivated to return back. However, I always like to watch the following clip from Mr. Taylor Mali. If you aren’t already fired-up and ready for a new year, then listen to what he has to say.
Wishing you the best of luck, the best of students, and a great 2012 – 2013 year!