|Yes, you can disconnect & recharge! And did you also know that |
you can customize a Bitmoji in the Google Chrome extension?
|Had the opportunity to meet Jim Craig and have him sign|
my copy of We Win! A few months ago at an event in Las
Vegas celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice
|Fishing was slow during the trip, I only landed one small rainbow trout, but|
sunrise over the lake is extremely hard to beat!
After nearly a month of unplugging, I have been starting to get back into the game. I have recorded a handful of episodes of my podcasts, The BeerEDU Podcast & The Podcast by Sons of Technology. I have been working on some modules provided to Pear Deck Coaches as a way to refresh and expand my knowledge on the platform. Since I missed the live presentation, I have started to go back to watch sessions from CUE-NV's CUE'd Up virtual conference that was held in late June. Because I am going to be teaching in a new district/school and do not know what the fall is going to look like, I'm not sure how to prepare other than brushing up on skills and looking at other ways to create lessons in a blended, flipped, or virtual format (I know I am teaching special education, but what I am co-teaching is still up in the air). Either way, I am motivated again to grind after having some time to decompress.
My point was not to tell you about my summer, not explicitly, at least. My goal, if you are still reading this, is to tell you that not only is it okay for you to unplug, but you NEED to unplug. Take care of yourself. Spend time with your family. Get away (safely) if you can and leave your electronics behind, perhaps even go somewhere without cell service or put your phone into airplane mode when you get there. You have my permission to do these things (not that you need MY permission, what you do is YOUR prerogative)! You will be better for it, your family will be better for it, and when we return to whatever school will be in a few weeks, your students, colleagues, and community will be better for it!
Until next time...