Surviving The Post-Passover Slide
It has many names. Sophomore slump. Senioritis. Last week of camp.
We’ve been grinding it out for such a long time that we can find ourselves weary, burning out, or exhausted. But, the first step toward defeating our decline in motivation is to recognize it is there. Many factors contribute to our feelings of fatigue—overloaded calendars, repetitive schedules, and a lack of challenge. If we can isolate and address the circumstances that have brought us to this feeling, we can get back in the groove and finish strong. Just as it can tarnish a high-school senior’s record if they allow themselves to slack off, we can do a disservice to our students if we allow ourselves to coast through the rest of the school year.
Instead of just showing up and making it through the day, let’s commit to finishing strong. With a little bit of reflection, preparation, and perspective, we can make this last stretch of religious school (this year) as engaging and enlightening as the first. Contained within this month’s newsletter you will find:
The ISJL Education Team
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