Students aren’t the only ones who look forward to summer vacations. Teachers do too. After a long, tiring and adventurous school year, summer vacation means time for some rest and relaxation. Here are five things that teachers can do on their summer vacation. We’re aware that we are a little early. But nothing wrong with planning ahead right?
The first and foremost thing to do would be to go on a holiday with your family. Use this opportunity to bond and relax with your family and to leave all thoughts of work and pesky students behind. It will help you recharge your batteries and prepare anew for the new school year.
Though we begin each year with good intentions, such as working out, meditating, eating better etc, these intentions get lost in the worries of everyday life. If you are able to get up on time and make it to school with all your things intact with breakfast in your stomach, you chalk it down as a good day. Summer vacations are perfect detoxing your body and getting back in shape. Or at least eating healthy and enjoying the benefits while they last.
Catch up on all your reading by going through the wealth of teacher blogs that exist out there. A lot of these blogs not only offer tips to deal with the upcoming school year, but they also offer tips on dealing with problem children, rigid school regulations, fellow teachers etc.
As a bonus, some of them share pretty good stories of innovative students that will keep you in splits.
Friends and family members tend to take a backseat during the entire year because by the time you are done with the work week, all you want to do is flop down on a bed and sleep for a hundred years. Even when interactions do happen, they tend to be fleeting, with no time to really reconnect. During the summer vacation, you will have ample time on your hands. Use this time to reconnect and catch up at your own leisure.
The entire school year, you have been paying to the needs of your students or your family or friends. Set aside the summer vacation to focus on yourself. Visit the places you’ve wanted to, read the books you’ve been wanting to, go to the spa, buy all the things you’ve wanted, in short, do anything you’ve been wanting to do.
Did you try out these summer vacation to do’s? What do you think? Give us your feedback in the comments section below!