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Teacher Sabbaticals – What They Are and Why You Should Take One

If you’re like me, you’re no longer in the traditional gap year age-range of 18-30. You’re at this weird stage in life where you may be younger than many of your colleagues, but you’re old enough to have many opportunities seem “too young” for you. Please don’t let this discourage you from considering a gap “year!” Note that the word “year” is in quotes – as even a month or more spent away from your routine can be just as beneficial. Thankfully, the “gap year” as we know it has a respectable, grown up, older sister – something we call, a “sabbatical.”

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How American Teachers Can Travel for Free

Imagine this: it’s mid-winter, just after winter break – when everyone is groaning about going back to work and school. Your colleagues are braving record-breaking snowstorms, preparing for high-stakes testing and facing the monotony of the daily grind. They’re facing unrealistic performance pressure from clueless …