I spent the past three days at an Experienced Teachers Institute with 45 of the best teachers talking about career sustainability, leadership, and caring for students, schools, and ourselves. I loved hearing one of my teaching colleagues (check out his blog 21apples) talk about Tony Schwartz, the CEO of The Energy Project and author of Be Excellent at Anything.
I wasn't surprised when I sat down this morning to read in the NYTimes Schwartz's article "Relax! You'll Be More Productive" and reinforce how important it is for teachers—actually, everyone—to sleep well and pace oneself throughout the course of a school day. Do yourself a favor and read the article.