It’s nearly the end of the holidays and hopefully you’ve had a well-earned break from lesson planning, classroom skills and marking for a few weeks. However, with the start of term is looming, you're probably thinking back to this time last year and how busy it was.
If you’re a trainee teacher starting in September, you have probably heard horror stories about how busy you will be. Try not to let these get to you - the reality will probably be different, especially if you do some preparation beforehand.
The summer holidays are in full swing and you will (hopefully) be starting to unwind. Teachers are often told how important it is to relax over the summer, but what does this actually mean? While a few days of doing absolutely nothing can help recharge your brain, to do nothing for the whole summer break can feel like a waste. This can then make ‘relaxing’ feel paradoxically stressful, as you don’t get a sense of achievement and time well-spent.