By now you’ve probably already turned in your keys and turned off your brain
because you have bigger things to worry about like where is your family
vacation going to be this year, what projects do you want to tackle this
summer, or is this the summer that you finally get in the shape of your life. Like
the good teacher you are, you will use this time to relax and enjoy yourself,
but also prepare for the upcoming school year. Now you’re probably thinking,
how exactly do I balance my time this summer between enjoying myself while also
preparing for next year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Enjoy Summer Break
important thing you need to do this summer is to actually take a summer break.
Even if you have a busy summer schedule, you need to take time out of each day
for yourself and your family. The school year is a stressful and busy time packed
with a to-do list that’s a mile long forcing you to miss out on some of the
things you love to do. Summer is the
perfect time to catch up on these things and refresh your mind for the upcoming
year. Annie Condron of TeachHUB writes that teachers should go out and enjoy the
suggests getting back into an exercise routine like walking, biking, jogging,
or playing outside with your kids. So maybe it’s time you blow the dust off
those running shoes and enjoy the sun!
Prepare for the upcoming year
Now I know
the last thing you want to do is think about school but, if you do a little bit
here and there, you will be thanking yourself in August (you know I’m right). Condron
mentions later on in her article that teachers should take a few hours a week
to think about the school year ahead and prepare any way they can whether it’s the
first few lessons or a DIY project for your classroom setup. Also, begin to
think about stocking up on any supplies you may need for the year like pencils,
paper, lanyards, or even printer ink.
Make a creative class ID
The first few
weeks of school are a fun and confusing time. You and your students are meeting
lots of new people which can make it hard to remember faces and names. Class ID
badges are a handy tool for both you and your students to get to know one
another and also gives you an opportunity to show off your creative side. With
IDville’s ID Maker 3.0 Software, you will have the power to design
your own ID cards and print them out in minutes with one of our systems. So instead of placing an order to some company that prints
out generic ID badges, you can customize your own badges and put a unique spin
on them. For example, you could put the students name, picture, and a fun fact so
they can all get to know each other better. Not only will this benefit you and
your students, it will also make it easier for other teachers and assistants
around the school to identify a student and figure out which class they belong
this summer you should actually try to enjoy the summer. I know it’s easier
said than done but seriously, chill. That being said, take a few hours out of
each week to prepare for the upcoming year and develop your professional
skills. Finally, think of ways to break the ice with your students and get to
know each other.
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