Amid vacations, home projects, and quality family time, here are 10 professional activities to choose from this summer to keep sharp for next year!
#1: Build Your PLN!
#2: Explore ONE New Edtech Strategy
#3: Explore ONE New Tool That Will Genuinely Help Students
#4: Amp Up Your Class Blog’s Usefulness
#5: Scan Your Filing Cabinet
Seriously, it is SO worth the time you waste each year hunting through those metal drawers! See our tips on teacher organization.
#6: Participate in Webinars, e-Courses, and TweetChats (sort “Topics” by Education)
#7: Read Literature on Your Students’ Level!
(See our post on read alouds for upper grades!)
#8: Reevaluate Student Desk Arrangements
We love Edna Sackson’s post on 10 ways to rethink your learning space, particularly because it gets us thinking about how the physical arrangement of a classroom reflects our values as teachers.
#9: Honestly Evaluate Where You Stand as a 21st Century Teacher
#10: Make Enjoyable Summer Memories!
You need rejuvenation, and students need to know you’re not just a educational machine–which pictures help prove. Win-win!
If you have a another fantastic project already in mind for this summer, we would love to hear it in the comments! Happy Summer!
Featured Image Credit:
Case Wade (with permission)