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May 2014 | Volume 71 | Number 8
Professional Learning: Reimagined
Thomas R. Hoerr
OK, the school year is almost over. In retrospect, the year has gone by quickly, but it sure didn't feel that way in February. You've achieved some of your goals and others, well, you'll try again next year. You had hoped to work a bit less, and you hope you'll do better at that next year. Yeah, you have to work at working less. Although summer is a time for relaxation and catching up with family and friends (if they remember who you are!), it's also a time for recharging and preparing for the next school year. Summer will be over before you know it.
For me, summer can be a bit less productive than I'd like, probably because I'm less tied to a schedule. Although I enjoy that freedom, it doesn't always serve me well. So I've begun keeping a list of things that I need to do to prepare for the next school year. Here is my Top 10 Summer To-Do List:
Enjoy your summer. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail and let me know how you're doing, and I'll respond (even if it takes three days).
Thomas R. Hoerr is head of school at the New City School, 5209 Waterman Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. He is the author of The Art of School Leadership (ASCD, 2005) and Fostering Grit: How Do I Prepare My Students for the Real World? (ASCD, 2013).
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