While I was reading this post from Lee Boyes, it occurred to me that I know many, many teachers who have taken a day off school to catch up on grading.
These are dedicated, focused, effective educators who still find the demands of their job too extensive to finish while they are actually at work.
There is something seriously wrong with this.
It also reminded me of this terrific article on the benefits of "collective restoration" -- which is when everyone in a community takes vacation at the same time. Its author, Brigid Schulte, wrote Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, another terrific resource for exploring the challenges of work-life balance.