Summer is a great time to sit outside. I remember when we were building a new patio. The contractors delivered a huge pile of rocks to our front yard. Big stones. Midsize stones. Some multihued and no larger than hefty pebbles. The patio was going to be at the back, and that massive pile of material, each piece important, had to be moved. It would have been great to move them all in one shot or in substantial consignments, but my exhausted self could not face the task. In many ways this is similar to the challenge encountered by educators this summer as we anticipate preparing for fall classes.