So long, summer?

Alas, summer is over - not the season, just the break. It time to start getting ready for the classroom again. What can I do to teach the same thing a different, and more exciting way? how can I compete with the hi-tech mentality of today's youth? Do I need to compete?

How much have the students remembered from last year? How much have they forgotten over the last 10 weeks?

Most of the kids are really excited when they come back to school. How do you keep that excitement up for the rest of the year?

Just some thoughts ...
Brian