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It’s Called Spring Break for a Reason

Spring break is upon us. I know I am not alone in saying I couldn’t need the rest time more.

I am wrapped up in completing my Cycle 1 CalTPA, to be submitted by April 1st. This is a painstaking process involving planning a lesson, filming and editing a video of my lesson, and writing a ridiculously detailed report analyzing the lesson and video. I have been involved in this work for over a month now and can’t wait to be done with it. Almost there!

I was planning on jumping right into Cycle 2 next month, which promises even more difficult work, but considering I have literally developed stress-related eczema – which means uncontrollable itching any time I get the least bit worried – I have decided to put Cycle 2 off until next spring.

So, I really, really, really mean it when I say how much I am looking forward to two whole weeks of doing absolutely N-O-T-H-I-N-G. If I’m lucky, I may manage to squeeze in plenty of yoga time. And music time on my Sonos. And taking Juniper to the “p-a-r-k.”


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