The school year is tough. It’s long and it can wear you down in ways you might not even consider. There are many ways to fill a summer and we encourage all kinds of activity. There are teachers who will continue to teach through the summer and other who will choose to get as far away from the classroom as possible (both mentally and physically).
Regardless of what kind of summer you will be having, what are some ways you can reflect and take some time for yourself?
Here are some ideas to get you started…
- Take Photos: http://edudemic.com/2013/05/how-the-power-of-photographs-can-inspire-writing/
- Learn a new program: http://blog.coursera.org/post/49331574337/coursera-announces-professional-development-courses-to
- Visit a new place: http://www.hipmunk.com/
- Meet new people: http://www.conferencealerts.com/topic-listing?topic=Teaching%20and%20Learning
- Learn new things about an old friend: http://www.ted.com/talks/chip_conley_measuring_what_makes_life_worthwhile.html
- Ask new questions: http://www.edutopia.org/groups/edutopia-welcome-lounge/53700
- Reach out to a new colleague: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Bringing_in_the_Boar%27s_Head.jpg
- Learn a new technology: http://lifehacker.com/tag/evernote
- Read a new author: https://www.byliner.com/
- Follow a new blog: http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/
- Write: http://www.tumblr.com/dashboard
- Share what you have learned with others: http://www.meetup.com/find/
Shake up that routine. You will be delighted at what happens! Have a great weekend everyone!