I underestimate it every time. That feeling when you just escape? You just go somewhere and do something you absolutely love. Something that feeds your soul. Something creative. An escape to a place where you view the world from a different lens. Where it’s just me, my camera, and the world. I can’t help but wonder if we provide enough of this time for our students. In the search for “rigor,” has education become all push, push, push, go, go, go? Sometimes, I just need a little break. We all do. And if we remember what a little break does for us, we can remember what a little break might do for our students. Enhance collaboration. Clear the mind and make learning time more productive. Improved school engagement. Able to see new perspectives. A little break that just might be a lot when it comes to learning.
My little break today? A trip with my camera to Missouri Botanical Gardens.