How many times do we hear people say that about all kinds of things?
Well, it’s certainly true about our summer holidays. It only seems like five minutes ago teachers were skipping out of school and the kids that were leaving school for pastures new were crying. Parents were trying to juggle work commitments and planning some quality time off with their families and trying to keep the kids entertained.
As a child, for me, summer holidays meant endless warm days, going to the park all day with my siblings (with a picnic for lunch), swimming and lazy mornings watching cartoons. We also had some great caravanning holidays and day trips out on the train… making some great memories.
Now as an adult, my summer consists of working, planning a family holiday, trying to get work done on the house (that keeps getting put off!), budgeting and shopping for the new uniform my daughter needs for the new school year.
A different story but none the less, I am very grateful I can do this, as many families cannot.
As if someone has pressed a button, the season seems to have changed and although the days are still lovely and bright, there is a slight chill in the air and the nights are drawing in. The children are either looking forward to going back to school (as boredom has well and truly set in) or a bit nervous or dreading the routine again of early cold mornings and homework to do.
As for the teachers, hopefully by now they have enjoyed a break from the classroom and have started to get lesson plans organised for the new school year. There will be a whole new classroom full of kids to get to know (as well as their parents!).
For many, I am sure they are looking forward to getting back to a normal routine. However, the prospect of never ending deadlines, demanding targets, pushy parents, as well as long hours of book marking at home, fills some teachers with dread.
Like so many other professions, teaching has indeed evolved and changed and maybe for some people that’s a good thing. But for other teachers, the job may not be what they want anymore. If you can relate to this, please look at our website or call to have an informal chat about how we may be able to help you make a change of career. It just might be the very thing you are looking for.