Well, spring break is here. YES! you say. One of the four weeks in the school year teachers all look forward to and long for…

So, here’s hoping you have a great spring break. Hope you enjoy the rewording of Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay, our Spring Break blog this week… There is one thing I hope you notice, especially if you know the words to Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay. If you remember, there are lines of saying, “wastin’ time.” Well, I’ve changed those to “liven’ time,” because I think that is what we should do, live.


Sittin’ on the Back Porch Swing

Sittin’ on the back porch swing…
I’ll be swingin’ when the evenin’ comes
Watching the grass grow and playing fetch with the dogs
Then I watch ’em get tired and bask in the setting sun

I’m sittin’ on the back porch swing
Thinkin’ of how to spend the day
Walking barefoot in the backyard
Liven’ time

I left my classroom for a week
Headed for nowhere in general
‘Cause I’ve no agenda to speak
I don’t want nothin to come my way

So I’m just gon’ sittin’ on the back porch swing
Feelin’ the morning and afternoon breeze
I’m sittin’ on the back porch swing, liven’ time

A whole week of nothin’s gonna change
A week from this Monday, still remains the same
I’ve got nine more weeks
So I guess I’ll see it through

Sittin’ here restin’ my bones
I’ve got those around I love
Everyone else can leave me alone
Just to make this back porch swing my home

Now I’m just gon’ sit, on this back porch swing
Watchin’ golf and March Madness on the TV
Sittin’ on the back porch swing
Liven’ time

Let’s go fight the good fight of leadership. Someone has to…

Go be a great educator and leader today… Our future needs it…

Remember… Think Leadership and Be For Others…

©2023 J Clay Norton

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