So this.  This came across my PLN from @spencerideas.  I shared it with my peers because it is true.  Unless you are a teacher, you have no idea how hard we work. I listened to John Spencer’s podcast and believe me, I will take time to do the things I love this summer – spend time with my family and children, enjoy days and nights at Crystal Lake, run and paint.


But I also think of “rest” as a time for rejuvenation in another way – learning and planning to be the best teacher that I can be. This is the perfect time to pursue my own professional learning!

It will all start with TABstock 2018 – an amazing “uncoference” in Three Oaks, MI. We camp, cook, eat, explore, make art, laugh, enjoy nature, celebrate, sit around a perpetual campfire and share…..creating connections that encourage us in our work and passion for TAB.

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I cannot wait to see my TAB friends!  Keep tuned in during the summer months as I share both versions of my time of rest!

3 thoughts on “Resting

  1. Hi Jenny,
    Please tell me more about TABstock. I am in Ohio so round trip is about 8 1/2 hours. Still on the fence about going.
    Thank you!


    • TABstock is an unconference that tackles many topics – from TAB start-up to assessment to motivation. Some of our topics are determined ahead of time but most develop organically through discussions. It is very low-key and a great opportunity to network with other TAB teachers (K-12). Are you currently teaching using the TAB paradigm? If you are interested, here is a link to the conference sign-up:


      • Hi
        Thanks for the info. Presently I’m teaching what I would call modified choice at the MS level.. I’m attending the TAB institute in July and have been researching TAB/choice seriously over the past year or so. Just wondering if it’s worth the trip.
        Thanks again!


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