From the end of World War II until the 1980’s, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was a notorious Spring Break destination for college students. Actually, though, in 1935, the Colgate University men’s swimming team went to Ft. Lauderdale to practice and escape from the cold, winter weather of New York. Then in 1960, the film, Where the Boys Are, made Ft. Lauderdale even more popular for Spring Break until the 1985 law that raised the minimum legal drinking age to 21. This law inspired many underage college students to travel outside of the United States for Spring Break. (wikipedia.org)
Today many corporate sponsors such as Coca-Cola, Gillette, MTV, and the US Armed Forces cater to the college market and cities stand to make a lot of money from tourism over Spring Break.
But for most public school teachers, Spring Break means a lot more than sun, beaches, drinking, and partying. It is a much-needed break from the STRESS, BAD ATTITUDES, and from just being TIRED. For many, it is a chance to catch up on housework, yard work, laundry, etc. and just as a chance to do something else besides “school”.
Is this how you felt before Spring Break?
Take this week and enjoy yourself. Relax … Refresh … Rejuvenate.
Come back in a week FIRED UP and ready to make a difference in the lives of your students.