While we do perhaps go on some nice vacations or spend time outside, this isn’t exactly what we spend the majority of our time doing! (although I do hope we find time to!)
Teachers really never stop planning. We are always thinking of new ideas and how we can implement them, and that doesn’t stop in the summer!
Often, teachers work solo or get together in small groups over summer to work on lesson plans or curriculum together.
Well, to put it bluntly – the classroom doesn’t pack itself! Many teachers are required to pack up a ton of their classroom after each school year so that summer cleaning can be done. This is often a good time to do some summer cleaning of our own and (ahem) throw things away that we swore we needed but haven’t used (guilty!)
Teachers also go back weeks before students- some of us even sooner than that – to set the room up again and prepare for our next year in the classroom.
So, the truth is, teachers don’t get 3 months off like is often assumed. Even if we ran out the door screaming on the last day, abandoned any responsibilities, and strolled in the first day of school (I really don’t recommend this approach) it would still not be as long as is often perceived.
Even though teachers often do school related things in the summer – that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy some well deserved time off! We spend time with our friends and family, take time to ourselves, and perhaps get some things done around our house or explore our hobbies some more, maybe even travel!
So the next time someone may be wondering what a teacher really does this summer, you can tell them you DO have some fun, but that a teacher’s job really never ends! Good thing we love it!
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