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As much as I am concerned with the social and emotional well being of our students, I am also concerned with the health of teachers. It's just about mid-summer and I hope all you teachers have been able to feel a lighter and brighter than usual. Please share with me how you restore yourself in the summer and even more importantly, during the school year. There is nothing more overly stimulating than teaching and I frequently feel drained when the day is done. I am hoping to collect responses to put on my new blog: http://alwaysafirst.com/ I also think this can be an excellent ongoing forum to help throughout the year! Reading, writing, and running is what is pepping me up now.