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there is something to be said for routines

01 Apr

march was a mess.  as opposed to a complete month, it seems like the month was broken into several disjunct part, the biggest of which was spring break, the result has been a struggle to get myself back into my grove at work.  when you hit your rhythm, or stride, it’s easy to take things as they come at you, but when my routine is not just disrupted, but completely rearranged i find that the items i was used to taking care of with little or no thought have become a struggle.  i’m hoping that while april is looking to be busy, it will at least remain “whole” for me.

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Posted by on April 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “there is something to be said for routines

  1. karen vanek

    April 7, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I thought it was just me that experienced this lag upon returning to work after a break. I guess the saying is true, “Give them a break, and you have to retrain them.” So why do we give students and teachers so much time off in the summer? Are we still bound by the agrarian model of the 1800’s? Nations who outscore us teach so many more days than we do. As we try to catch up, how can we keep taking those lengthy pauses that say learning is over for now.
    Other than being six feet under, when is learning really over?

     
  2. texasbuckeye

    April 7, 2009 at 8:20 am

    amen. the long breaks seem to be counter productive. we go through the cycle of prolonged learning periods, cramming information, and total decompression to a point of loss. outdated model indeed. are we all still harvesting crops also?

     

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