Summer Activities

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How to Plan a Perfect Staycation at Home

By Nicole Garrison June 30, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many teachers have been forced into something most of them never practiced before – remote work. It took a while for educators around the world to figure out, how to make distance learning work for their students, and they had to put all their effort into it. They were… Read More

5 Ways to Let It Go When the School Year Ends

By The Editorial Team June 3, 2019

You made it. Another school year successfully under your belt. Those last few days can be IN. SANE. So before you dive into your summer like gangbusters — whether you’re teaching summer school, waiting tables, or spending the days with your own crazy crew — give yourself permission to carve a slice of time for… Read More

Summer “Vacation” To-Do List for Teachers

By The Editorial Team July 13, 2018

The year has been strange, but the school year is finally wrapping up. And it’s summer, so that overworked teacher is surely relaxing poolside somewhere, right? Wrong. While many people think that teachers “get summers off,” most of are extremely busy planning lessons or attending professional development sessions and conferences. Here’s a totally usable to-do… Read More

It’s summer! You made it! Take a well-deserved break. Finally, there’s a little breathing room to catch up on all the amazing books and content out there. Here’s a great list of what to read, watch, and listen to this summer. Your summer reading list Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments Suggested by… Read More

Each summer, educators and students alike pour out of schools ready to relax, have fun, and recuperate from their challenging years. Students definitely feel like they need the break, but the research is clear: academic skills — especially reading — decline over the summer. Why summer learning matters Most students suffer a summer slump to… Read More

Money-Making Alternatives to Teaching Summer School

By The Editorial Team February 9, 2013

Many people are under the impression that teachers live a life of leisure during the summer. In most cases, that’s not the case. Because teachers do not draw a salary during the summer, most educators look for seasonal employment, or teach summer school. But there are other things teachers can do to earn money during… Read More