Marcy whited sixth grade science teacher at farmersville isd teaches kids about rocks and volcanoes at a recent summer reading club event in farmersville courtesy photo have you ever wondered what teachers do during the summer.
Teachers work really hard and while most of the world would have you believe we are so lucky to have summers off i wonder how many teachers actually take the summer off i dont there is always a new curriculum to learn especially with all the changes going on new assessments and programs new lessons new methods professional.
Have you ever wondered what teachers do during the summer many people focus on how students spend their break forgetting perhaps the most important figures in the school district teachers teachers though are just as affected when school is no longer in session.
There is a certain euphoria as we lock up our classrooms and say goodbye for the summer however as a single person if you dont have a plan then that euphoria can soon turn into boredom and depression there are several reasons why the summer can be challenging for single teachers 1.
Teachers spend a lot of time reading during the summer sure the books can be very different from one another but chances are pretty good that youll encounter a bit of pedagogy new curriculum updates to standards and maybe a.
Beach trips leisure activities and visiting faroff family has begun while most people will enjoy some time off in the summer teachers have a few months to catch their breath without worrying about the dozens of children they have taught and cared for.
Most teachers do need the extra money and they do work in the summer says richard ingersoll a professor at the university of pennsylvanias graduate education school whose research focuses on the teaching force he cites data suggesting the majority of them even get actual summer jobs.
How i wonder now did i ever make it to the field house every daysometimes twice what got me out of bed in the dark to be to the lake and back before the early risers even made it to breakfast i dont enjoy exercise that much so it wasnt the runners high.
In order to graduate 8th grade 6 years later with her age mates and go back to high school we spent the summer between 6th and 7th grade doing math language arts and science she did fabulously was deeply motivated and we did do mini and major celebrations you spoke of in your post.