In this article you will read about some of the reasons for teacher burnout or fatigue (students suffer this, too). It also gives you some food-for-thought for how to make some changes to keep everyone engaged and interested.
These five simple ideas are for you inside and outside your classroom. Try them to help you get motivated and ready for school. Use them before school starts or when you are feeling the mid-year slump.
Some are simple (colored pencils for note-taking), and some are more intensive (making up words to a new song), but all of these ideas will create a change that just might ignite the spark for learning--in your students and in you.
Turning out the lights or bringing in some potpourri can make just enough of a change in the classroom to get your students' attention and change things up. Use the senses to create change in your lessons.