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Teachers never stop the learning process. Just because it is "summer vacation" doesn't mean they aren't working or thinking about school a whole lot. There are many times that I have had to kick teachers out of school because they are spending too much of their hard-earned vacation here!

As the end of the school year approaches, I include in the school newsletter some notes about what the teachers on our staff have planned for their summer vacations. Those activities might include

  • attending workshops;
  • taking classes at a university;
  • reading books about improving their instructional techniques;
  • planning new curriculum with other teachers on their teams or grade levels; or
  • coming to school to do "just a few things." (I heard that one a lot!)

Including those notes in my newsletter helps remind parents and others in the community that teachers might not be on the job physically during the summer, but most of them are there mentally for a big part of their downtime.

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