I was in a meeting last week that opened with this icebreaker prompt: What plans do you have for spring break? As I quickly arranged my wish list and turned to my “shoulder partner” to share, I thought, “when is spring break again?” The short answer, it is fast approaching…, and I better get started. See, icebreakers can be valuable!
My spring break list was ambitious, and that’s a good thing! With my New England roots, I was reminded of Henry David Thoreau’s words (English teachers reading this will likely smile), “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” Indeed, the importance of this message has continued since the nineteenth century.
And getting the most out of our breaks is something we should strive for.
Unfortunately for Thoreau, he couldn’t access the Educator Marketplace to explore or support his plans. But we do! I shared my ambitious list below to show how it can help with your spring break plans. Check out what I have in mind, and enjoy exploring the marketplace.
Upgrading my outdoor furniture: Both my patio and deck could improve. I will be looking for a new grill and sectional at places like Overstock, Home Depot, and Pier 1. Getting (back) in shape: Spring means beach and pool time is soon here. It’s time to ramp up the workouts; Total Gym, Puma, and FiiT make that possible.
Extra time with our pet friends: Breaks are a great time to spoil our pets. Check out these deals from Bark Box, Petmate, and Entirelypets.
Tapping into my creative spirit: Extra time means we can try something new or develop a new hobby. Mister Art, Lego, and Guitar Center deals all have my interest. How about you?
Plan for summer travel: Don’t miss out on the next break after spring.
Plan your summer trip now with Hotels.com, Beach 4 Teach, and ebags.
So, what was that meeting I was in about? To be honest, I forget. But I do know that the best take away I had from it was about something more important than work – how to get the most out of our time off.
Because when those go well, our students benefit. Have a great spring break!
Written by: Craig Perrier