By- Erika Semprun
Are you an educator who’s looking for something to do on your break? Then you’ve come to the right place! Vista Higher Learning has rounded up 5 activities for teachers to do during the summertime.
If you’re looking to stay busy during summertime, consider volunteering around your local community. Animal shelters and soup kitchens are always looking for extra help. However, if you’re looking to do something similar to teaching, consider checking out summer camps or the local library. Both options give you the opportunity to work with children and the latter means spending the day surrounded by books. Sounds like the perfect idea to us!
Get back to learning:
If volunteering is not for you, consider going back to school. Summer vacation is the ideal time to take classes, complete certifications, and even participate in educational seminars. Vista Higher Learning offers educators plenty of seminars that can even be accessed remotely.
If you’re looking to keep a source of income in the summer months, there are plenty of seasonal jobs offered to educators. Substituting at local colleges and tutoring are two great options, but there are also other positions (summer lifeguard, swim instructor, etc.) depending on what your community offers.
Take time off for your well-being:
You might be inclined to stay busy in the summertime, but the best choice might actually be taking some time off. Summer vacation is perfect for making a dent in your TBR pile, practicing arts and crafts, lounging around the pool, browsing at your local library, joining a book club, and even binging the shows you could not catch up on throughout the school year. If you feel ready after you’ve taken some well-deserved self-care time, you could also start planning for the new year by getting ahead on lesson plans.
Looking for more activities to try that encourage self-care? What about trying new food recipes, baking, creating your own website, learning a new language, or even traveling? These options are ideal because they encourage creativity, dedication, and concentration—important aspects of staying sharp throughout a three-month hiatus.
So, what do you think? We’ve compiled a list of some of our ideas, but the list doesn’t stop here. If you’ve got plans you’d like to share with fellow educators, chat with us on social media!