Summer Escape: A Teacher’s Guide to Using Time off as a Means to Becoming a Better Educator

nice article.

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Summertime… A time for Teachers’ to practice a different set of 3R’s: Reflect, Rejuvenate, and Respond!

Plain and simple, time off and away from anything helps give another perspective, which supports authentic reflection that can help rejuvenate the soul and inspire a better response. Teachers are not exempt from this rule. That said, let’s take a look at how the summer or time off coupled with mindfulness can later impact student engagement,flexibility, and professionalism (wikihow) with regards to general instruction (Domain 3 and 4 of the Danielson Framework), thus reflect, rejuvenate, and best respond to what life brings.

Generally speaking, student engagement is defined as students on task, but more importantly it also includes helping the students be intellectually active while working though challenging content. The easiest way to help students engage is by creating a structure and procedure that includes a beginning…

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