As we begin the second semester I am bombarded with many teachers and students saying “XX number of days left until summer break.”
I get distracted by countdowns, I feel they lessen the importance of the now and place attention and focus on what is to come. I struggle with this concept.
Now is good enough for me, now is important to me, I need to focus on the now.
Now is the attention and the focus I should give to my students, my school and my passion: Teaching.
If I were going to make a countdown to hang in my room it would read:
ZERO days left, Focus on the now!
And then I would play this song by Van Halen and every 6th grader would look at me and ask "Who's this?"