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October 26, 2011

What does “overtime” mean for a teacher? It’s not in our vocabulary, the day does not end when the students are gone.

Donna O'Donnell Figurski's Blog

I love this horoscope my sister, San, sent to me. It is so apropos.

“Working overtime again? If you weren’t asked to and it’s not absolutely necessary, why not call it a day early — which for you means leaving on time. Give yourself a break. You’re due.”

If you are a teacher who loves her job, it’s not really working overtime when you work until 5:00 or 6:00 P.M. at school preparing lessons, making learning games, or sharing ideas with fellow workaholic, I mean dedicated, teachers. It’s not really working overtime when you work at home snuggled up on the couch until 10:00 or 11:00 or 12:00 A.M correcting papers or surfing the computer for new, fun ways to present learning phonics or dreaming up new lessons to make learning addition and subtraction facts easier.

If you are a teacher who loves her job, you might be like me…

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