In the grand scheme of things, teachers tend to be overworked and underappreciated. And since we know that, wouldn’t it be nice if we tried to make life a lot more interesting for the people responsible for the education of our entire society?
When it comes to work pressure, dual language teachers surge right to the top. However, when summer rolls around, there is a whole avalanche of ideas you can latch on to make your otherwise busy days a lot more relaxed and exciting. Follow these tips to rejuvenate for the next school year!
• Jet out on a trip
Well, you don’t exactly have to get a jet for this one, but you certainly need to get away by some means. Think about traveling to a place that is disconnected from the rigors of your work and head over there for some relaxation. Of course, on a teacher's salary, that isn't always realistic. Take small trips, to a nearby park, or cultural center where you can learn from the community. The further the place from your work environment, the better. Trips take time to plan and execute, but you can always start the planning process early. Oh, and when you get there, stay away from the more serious books, will you? If you have to read, some Danielle Steel will do. Anything but your usual work books!
• Get some R&R
The school year is always about fussing over syllabi, assignments and lessons. Now that you have time to yourself, why not sit back and give yourself some rest and relaxation? You know you deserve it, right? A good idea would be to go for activities that leave you feeling good, such as a few naps here and there, the good old massage session or even some manicure and pedicures. Can't afford the pricey salon? Find a neighbor, a co-worker, or the nearby barista, and don't forget to return the favor! During this time, don’t be afraid to splurge a little on little odds and ends that matter to you but usually never get the time of day.
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