The summer is here. As many of you know, most school systems are out for summer vacation. In turn, that means that teachers are also on a break. So what do teachers do during their time off during the two summer months of June and July?
Some teachers must compensate for the lost of pay. Teachers are paid on a ten-month salary. Some teachers opt to have their ten-month salary split into eleven months. However, teaching is not a high salary job. Many teachers take on summer jobs, such as tutoring, summer programs, blogging, department store work, etc.
Teachers with small children usually spend the summer with their children. Many teachers decide not to hire a babysitter for the summer months and care for their children themselves. This in itself can be a job. Some teachers baby-sit for others during the summer.
There are few of the lucky teachers out there that simply take the months off. They are either veteran teachers that have already raised their children or have husbands that compensate for the pay lost. These teachers enjoy the break and vacation.
Some teachers use the summer break to continue their education. The summer months are wonderful for working toward furthering your education in terms of a master’s degree or just more college credit hours. Many colleges offer these courses through home study and video courses.
Teachers spend the summer in many different ways. Some use the summer to prepare for the next year. There are a few teachers that go to school regularly and rearrange or work in their classrooms.
How do I spend my summer? Blogging! But that is definitely not all! I use the summer months to catch up on time missed with my children and time missed organizing my home. I will spend some time this summer preparing my room for the next school year. Most of all, the time with my family is what I enjoy the best!