We're in the midst of summer and I've been thinking about how to ensure I am ready to jump into the new school year refreshed and full of energy to bring out the best in myself and my students. I love summer for the time it offers me with my own children, for its slower pace, for spending long days out in the sunshine. I also like that in the education profession, summer gives us a reset. This week's Take5 focuses on ways teachers can use summer to its fullest.
Top 12 Ways Teachers Can Rock Summer Break from TeachHUB shares great ideas on how to have a happy and productive summer, from baseball to roadtrips to learning.
This 2018 Teacher Summer Reading List from Education Closet is a great list of fun reads and teacher inspiration, fiction and nonfiction. Pick up a book and settle into your beach chair.
Learn these Eight Burnout-busting Self-care Strategies (ASCD Express) before the new school year begins -- choose one or two that most resonate and ensure that you have the resiliency to face new challenges.
It's also helpful to use summer to do a bit of planning: 10 Things Teachers Can Do Now to Prepare for the New School Year (Free Spirit Publishing) will help you focus a bit with specific ideas.
And, as you head into the next school year, this article from Educational Leadership challenges you (and me!) to Make Your Own Grass Greener.
Most importantly, breathe in the sunshine and enjoy your summer!
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