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The 8th installment in our series (9 mins long): How to Leave on Time and NEVER Take Papers Home Again ... In which we dive into a bunch of the ways we accidentally or unintentionally take breaks throughout our school day. Each discussion tackles a topic that helps us move steps closer to this elusive goal.
You know, I almost said, "spent a lot of time on things we didn't want to spend time on," but that's probably not true. Right? These night be all the things we DO WANT to do rather than work.
So what are some of these accidental breaks we take?
* online shopping
* games on phone
* Pinterest (professional development, right?)
* Social Media drug of choice
* chat in hallways
* chat in office
* phone calls
* other life issues/worries
* naps (Who has a pillow in their classroom?)
* drive for coffee break
* going to lunch on early release days
* reading mailbox stuff
* researching for lessons ... Down the learning rabbit hole
* learning technology
Once we've thought about the breaks we take, we should figure out "What triggers us to take a break?" We should plan when to take breaks for things like these so we don't feel deprived. And tell ourselves "No" when it's not break time. Realize what you’re trading the time for.
Conversation of the day: What is an accidental break you often take? And what triggers you into taking the break?