As the school year winds down and summer break begins, many educators use the time to read books on new strategies to improve student learning, attend conferences to connect with others in our field and spend hours on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest looking for ways to change up the classroom for the new year. Educators are natural learners. We can’t stop.
This article, Teachers: Summer Reading to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience, published on Edutopia by Elena Aguilar, got me thinking about how important it is to do something this summer that will renew me as a person, not just a teacher. So choose something that will renew yourself for the coming year. Aguilar has put together a great collection of books to do just that. What will you do this summer to make sure you are emotionally ready to tackle a new year? Don’t forget to take care of you.