For those teachers who aren’t teaching summer school, June through August are the best months of the year. No homework to track down from students, no lesson plans or evenings spent grading, no school bells punctuating the day. Busy days at school transform into busy days at home, either taking care of your family or working a summer job or daily trips to the pool. Pretty soon, you’ll wonder how you ever got anything done while you spent all day at school.
While students tend to forget everything they’ve learned over the summer, teachers can also let their skills sit idle for the three months of summer break. Here are a few tips to help you stay sharp as an educator over summer break.