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Burnout

Is this you?  Are you feeling burnt-out?  
Wikipedia defines burnout as “long-term exhaustion and diminished interest.”  Education is similar to parenting.  It’s easy to be convinced that you aren’t doing enough–a different (spelling) curriculum would be better; you should be starting your day earlier; you need more art at home, etc.  

Trimester three starts next week. If you’re feeling burnt out (or even if you’re not), use this time to recharge. Revisit your Mission Statement (you wrote one, right?) and remind yourself of your family’s goals, your goals for each individual child, your goals for yourself.   Revisit your home day routine–maybe things could be switched up–math first instead of last, a longer lunch break in the middle of the day.  As spring is approaching, think of creative ways to get your family outside–handwriting in the driveway, hopscotch math, history reading in the tree house.  If you’re feeling out of fresh ideas, look online or ask others at school. One of our strengths here at SLO Classical Academy is our community–we are a community who gladly shares and supports one another. There is a wealth of information and ideas amongst us–take advantage!
The path we have chosen may not always be the easiest one, but the rewards are great.  Semper discentes.
SLO Classical Academy is a community that forges character, fosters wisdom, and nurtures a lifelong passion for learning.
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