This time of the year can be stressful; meetings, district mandates, testing, schedules, finals, grades, emails, more meetings and the other 200+ things that happen in the springtime. Let’s throw in 2020-2021; COVID-19, hybrid learning, remote teaching, quarantines, and overall uncertainty. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a seasoned veteran, this time of year can be tough both mentally and physically. It’s all too easy to find yourself stressed out and in a rut as the year winds down.
Author: Joe Bishop
Joe is in his 15th year of teaching physical education. He currently teaches at South Middle School in Aurora, Colorado. In 2016 Joe was named SHAPE Colorado Middle School Teacher of the year. Joe has served on the SHAPE Colorado Board for over 11 years. When not teaching, Joe loves to spend time outdoors, hiking, biking, golfing paddle boarding, enjoying the fresh air and Colorado sunshine!