No matter how impatient students are about summer vacation, teachers deserve it the most. We taught and learned all year round; now itâ€™s high time to have a rest and regain energy for coming academic year.
With the high season on the way, I suggest planning your holiday beforehand so as to make the most of summer vacations.
Here are 3 ultimate things any educator should do in summer:
Cherish family moments!
Remember the times you couldnâ€™t spend the evening with your family as you had to grade tests or prepare a lesson plan? Or, you must have missed or canceled family hangouts, as you had to be in school. Time to reward yourself for that!
You should do your best to make vacations memorable for you and your family. Pamper yourself with various entertaining events, organize movie nights or host a party. In case you have kids, summer is the right time for getting extra involved into their lives.
I strongly believe summer vacations demand change of the environment. No other option accepted! You should spend at least two weeks travelling. It can be by a seaside or in nature.
As an educator with so many years of experience, I assure there will be no better time to take several days to visit your relatives in the countryside. Visiting your hometown will also provide some cherishing adventures for you and your family. If there is no opportunity to travel, you should at least take a blanket and picnic in the nearest park from time to time.
Rule N1- summer is the time to relax your mind and soul. Follow this rule and youâ€™ll ensure you have enough energy for the whole coming year.
Perfect time for self-development!
There must be a lot of things you had no time to explore during the year. Summer is the perfect time for getting extra skills and knowledge. Whether itâ€™s professional skills or simply hobbies, you should dedicate enough time to them these days.
Read books, experiment with new tools, enjoy whatever you couldnâ€™t do during academic year because of the lack of time.
By the way, physical exercises are on top of this list. Youâ€™ll never regret taking fitness or yoga classes.
To sum up this point, good-shaped body and relaxed mind should be the primary payouts of summer holidays.
Make professional connections!
Remember the days when you wanted to consult this or that topic with peers? Time to take measures! Summer is the ultimate time to make new connections. Online connections are good, but still, I mostly enjoy face-to-face meetings with my peers.
My readers must already guess what is the most effective way of networking for me. Right, you should be attending seminars, workshops and training during vacations.
Besides acquiring connections, youâ€™ll definitely get new skills and knowledge. This is the golden rule of a professional educator- your skills should always be a level higher every autumn.
Follow these points and youâ€™ll be more than excited for the new academic year! Enjoy your holidays!