Have you heard any of the following?
“Teachers only work part of the year.”
“You teachers get the whole summer off.”
“The rest of the world has to work in June and July.”
I’ve heard this since I became a teacher. I heard this as a child because my mom is a teacher. It never seemed to me. though, that Mom took any time off in the summer. She’s always in her classroom or researching new ways to reach her students. I, like all of you, try to do the same!
Summer isn’t a vacation…it’s time to learn new things! And of course…take a little break from our exhausting yet rewarding profession.
What are your PD plans this summer? Are you enrolled in a Sophia program? Working on something with Coursera? Attending a conference virtually or in person? Wherever your summer PD plans take you, it is important to remember to not only think about how the information can be successfully used in your classroom, but to share the wealth with your colleagues!
It always seems that when I attend a great conference…like METC…I need a week to recuperate. The information is so awesome and thought provoking. Sometimes, I learn so many neat things that I just want to scratch the school year and start again. Do you ever feel that way?
To help with organizing and decompressing the great information that you learn this summer, I’ve developed this simple printable using Google Docs. Simply click on this link, make a copy of the document, edit and share with your colleagues. I have a folder in my Drive that includes all of the handouts and valuable resources obtained through my PD journey, and the PD Share doc lives there as well. Check it out! I hope you like it!
I’m currently virtually attending FlipCon14 and am so excited to bring awesome information to you about flipping your classroom!
Thanks for reading 🙂
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