Working in education can appear to be a 24/7/36 role. It’s clear that, even when seemingly distracted, that some aspects of the job interrupt thoughts. I can distinctly remember strimming some long grass in the middle of August and having to rush indoors to find some paper and writing implements to record a small bit of thinking which addressed an issue which had been bugging me before the holiday. The solution came when I wasn’t thinking about it.
I’ll be hoping to do a very bad Monet impression, at least as far as the straw hat is concerned, accompanied by a passable glass of red wine. The paint will from time to time be placed on the canvas. It’s the thought that counts. The product can occasionally be pleasing, but the relaxation is the most important element.
Books will be read; the hammock will be used and hopefully will result in extra sleep, or mulling, which for me will be reflecting on this year of school visits for a range of providers and the many positive outcomes, which suggest that personalisation of learning is having a significant impact.
Salut. Bonnes vacances.