5 Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Spring Break

Because it’s not called “spring extra work.” Put your grade book down teachers.

5 Tips for Making the Most out of Your Spring Break

After putting so much of myself into my first year teaching, when spring break rolled around I was exhausted. So I did what any other first year teacher would do. I took the break to get ahead on my planning and catch up on my grading. As the final Sunday of the break approached, a pounding headache reminded me that I had not actually taken a break.

That year I learned that breaks should be breaks.

Watch my video below to learn more about my spring break philosophy:

Posted by Mike Yates

Mike Yates is a teacher and curriculum developer in Austin, Texas. He is also a writer and a poet. Sometimes to prove it, he only speaks in poems the whole school day. Check out Mike's twitter @justmikeyates Watch Mike's TED Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2-RvClIZdE

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