Summer is a great time to prepare for the new year – whether that’s clearing your mind for creative activities, exploring professional development or getting some R&R – take the time to discover what you need to do this summer to be a stronger educator come fall.
Explore online trainings. With more than a year of virtual content, educators can find professional development on nearly any topic online.
Read a good teaching book. Reading a teaching book can spark fresh ideas over the summer. When you’re excited about trying a new strategy, the demands of the coming school year feel less daunting.
Radical optimism. Advocate for the positive in your classroom. Get into an optimistic and confident frame of mind.
Plan a trip. Keeping in mind that international trips may be limited for some time to come, explore areas in your neck of the woods. Camp, hike, visit a museum, explore a park. There’s lots of ways to expand your horizons without going far from home.