Teacher Dilemma: How Should I Spend My Summer?

If you're wondering what to do with your summer, why not check out some of these positive, career-building options!

Plan A Student Trip

Whether you do all the legwork yourself or have a travel agency that specializes in school trips make all the arrangements, you and your students will be sure to enjoy a break from the classroom! This is an inspired way to introduce your students to new topics and educational goals. You may even find that it's a good opportunity to visit abroad! Teach!

For those teachers who have worked hard to complete advanced degrees or have specialized training in another field, applying for adjunct professor status at your local university or community college can provide a fun change of pace. In many cases, the pay is great, you get to do what you love, and you're not plagued with tedious administrative duties.

Boost Your Resume

Summer can be the perfect time to take graduate classes or fulfill your continuing education requirements. If you're unsure about committing to an entire summer session, search out weekend seminars, unique workshops, or even online classes that can go towards your annual credit renewal. For some great ideas on area workshops, be sure to search online, as well as, check out Mary Ellen Flannery's article on The Apple. She has some great 'out-of-the-box' suggestions that will be sure to keep your summer exciting!

Plan Ahead: The Teacher's Guide to Summer - TheApple.com

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