Jamie Goodwin

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Summer Break

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Summer Break -magoosh

It’s tiring to hear how teachers are so lucky to have summers off. It’s not like teachers get to spend these months poolside or off on some exotic vacation. Oh no. Teachers are busy all summer. Teachers can make the most of their summer break by doing some of the following activities.

Professional Development

Completing professional development is an important part of re-certifying as a teacher. On top of the necessity of professional development, it’s also incredibly helpful in your role as a teacher. You can take classes that help you learn more about technology available to you, classroom management, and more. Think about things that you would like to learn, and use your summer break to find out more.

Summer Employment

For teachers looking to boost their income, summer is a great time to do this. You could get a job as a tutor or summer teacher. If this doesn’t work for you, talk to a temp agency or look for seasonal opportunities. Making a little extra cash in the summer could be a great way to reduce your financial stress throughout the year.

Lesson Prep

Lesson planning is time consuming. If you want engaging and interesting lessons, you need to spend time developing your material. Summer is a great time to do this. If you can plan your lessons and units during the summer, you may be able to free up extra time during the school year.

Personal Development

Do you have a hobby that fell to the wayside during the school year? Is there something that you would like to learn or do? Would you like to spend more time getting in shape? Then, summer is the time to do it. Take time for yourself. Do the things that you’ve been dreaming of doing.


It’s important to get to know the other faculty and staff members of your school. They can be a great resource throughout the year. Of course, it’s difficult to find time to hang out when you’re working. Therefore, use summer to spend time with other teachers and staff. Get to know them outside of school, which can benefit you throughout the school year.


You spend so much time working hard throughout the school year. You deserve time to sit back and relax. Read a good book. Go for a swim. Lay out on the beach. Work on your garden. Do whatever you enjoy doing. Why? Because you deserve it!

Summer break is the perfect time for teachers to catch up on all the things that they don’t get to do during the school year. You can also use the time to prepare for the upcoming school year, which will take some stress off you and save you a lot of time.


  • Jamie Goodwin

    Jamie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English Education. She spent several years teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, high school, and college level. She currently works as a contract writer and curriculum developer for online education courses. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her boys!

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