I have different routes I can take to school. it takes me about 15-20 minutes to get to school...I enjoy talk radio and the news in the morning. Every Friday I call a former colleague and we talk during our mutual commutes (hands free devices of course!).
I do some mental planning for my day as I drive as well...just as an athlete visualizes his performance, I think about my day, outline in my head the materials I'll need to gather when I arrive, emails I need to send. It helps me enter school purposefully and productively. I love my job and where I work, so I feel no need to 'de-stress' on my way to or from school.