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No more manic mondays for teachers?

North Carolina teacher-blogger Ms. W knows just what she’ll change when she runs the schools:

When I open my own school, students will go year round Tuesday through Thursday, and Monday will become a permanent teacher work day.

You see, tomorrow (Monday) is a teacher workday and I have just had the most glorious weekend. I didn’t spend nights lying awake wondering, “what will we do on Monday?” or “did I make those copies? I think I did, but what if I didn’t?” I knew that I would have the time to, as a professional, ready my classroom, my lessons and myself for students. Time that is not begrudgingly eeked out of what should be my personal life or hobbled by the mental exhaustion that comes after a hard day in the classroom.

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