Lauren Hodson | September 2016

3 Creative Ways to Introduce STEAM Challenges

Is it spring break yet?  If you’re lucky enough to still have some spring break days left after all the snow this year, I hope you are planning on doing something revitalizing during your time off.  This has always been tough for me since the work I do and the passions I have in my life are closely intertwined. So today, we’re talking about revitalization tips for your breaks.

Here’s what happens to me during break periods:

1. I sleep in for an extra hour and savor the fact that I don’t have to be anywhere or do anything.

2. Within approximately 1 hour, I have started to catch up on household chores or my “to-do” list.

3. By day 2 (if I’m lucky), I’m already at my computer just “catching up on a few things”.

4. Before I know it, my break is almost over and it feels like I haven’t had a break at all.

If this sounds familiar to you, take heart!  There IS a way to be more intentional with your time off so that you can return refreshed and ready to bring your best self to your work.  In today’s On-Demand Video, I am sharing with you the tips that I use to keep myself on track during breaks so that they are truly revitalizing and not just an excuse for getting more work done. Enjoy your break!

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan