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.
The daily challenges of teaching and caring for children and young people can wear staff down over time.
David Grumball, author of Being Resilient, writes:
“Making snap-decisions about behaviour, moving the learning on in the moment or assessing a piece of work all come with challenges to our resilience”.
The summer holidays give children the time to rest, recharge and spend time with their friends. But as September looms it's time for young people to start getting back into the learning mind-set once again.
In honour of our new history publications we’re celebrating all things historical in this blog post!
With the summer holidays upon us, parents/carers may find themselves at a loss as to how to keep children entertained but also learning. Getting into history could be the answer!
Although the next few weeks may seem to drag on forever, it's very nearly time to say goodbye to 2015-16 and start enjoying the summer holidays. But we all know a teacher's year doesn't end in July. There can be a million things left to plan and implement.