The Classroom Beyond the Classroom. Life.

Summer is here. Sweet release. So, now what? Maybe you have epic travel plans. Or, you’re heading back to your hometown for the summer to work at the local watering hole, see some familiar faces, and earn a little extra spending money. Or, you are teaching summer school. Or, you are just going to spend time with your friends and get some much deserved rest and relaxation.

All of these options sound awesome. Each has their merits, and whatever you do, make sure you have some fun! But I also want to offer up a challenge: How can you take your experience this summer and use it to make next year even better? What are your goals? You won’t see a lot of these faces until next fall. Some, you might never see again. What do you wish you had told your students before they moved on in their lives, and how will you practice that wisdom in your own life?

For many people, whether they realize it or not, summer is a time for transition and growth and transformation. As educators, summer is a unique time. How are you going to make the most of it?

—Andy

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