Almost time for our first break. This last week feels especially long, and I’ve been wondering why.
One of the books I’ve been reading lately is the Handbook of Nature Study. There are a bunch of interesting quotations, here’s one:
I’m not really saying I feel like I know everything, but I wonder if I’ve been actually wondering anything lately. One of the ways I can refresh is just by reinstating my wonder, trying to be excited again. The book goes further to suggest that by spending unstructured time outside, we will be more refreshed.
Often as teachers we think seeing friends, going out, getting things done are important on our weekends, and they are. However, we need to spend some time just outside, looking, observing and getting ready to wonder again.
As our first break comes up, I’m going to take some time to get out and explore.