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How to Keep the Momentum Going This Summer

Now that summer's here, school may be the furthest thing from educators' minds. And while there's no question that teachers should enjoy a well-earned break, it's wise not to disengage too much from the profession.

So said executive coach, consultant and former educator Naphtali Hoff, posting on SmartBlog: "Because of the 'shut down' nature of the school calendar, it is easy for us to quickly engage in similar mental cessation during [summer]....In my humble view, this is a mistake."

Hoff suggested "four Rs" that can help educators stay fine-tuned over the summer and launch them successfully into the next school year. These include reflection, reading, re-imagining and returning (the favor) of someone who provided mentoring (i.e., by stepping up to mentor a new teacher).

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