7 Ideas for Teachers to Make the Most out of Summer Break

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Jul 13, 2016 1:00:34 AM

an alarm clock and a chalkboard with the text summer time on the sand of a beach


Summer break is often a time to recharge and enjoy a slower pace of life for teachers who are typically busy during the school year. Although it may be relaxing to lounge around for the first week of summer break, most people want to have a bit of fun and stay active during the season. To make the most out of your time off, there are a few ways to stay busy.

1. Travel

Having time off of school means the opportunity to explore new destinations for an extended period of time. Consider an adventure that includes backpacking through Europe or snorkeling in the Caribbean. Choose a destination on your bucket list and explore museums or take a wild safari. Bring a friend along to ensure that you have companionship and stay safe at the destination.

2. Join a Book Club

You can stay mentally stimulated by joining a local book club through a library or with your friends. Taking the book to the beach or reading in a hammock in your backyard is a great way to escape to another world.

3. Try a New Hobby

Discover an enjoyable new hobby by trying different activities such as photography, biking or scrapbooking. You can stay busy by becoming skilled at an activity that can quickly become a passion.

4. Attend Summer Concerts

Enjoy dancing the summer night away by attending a summer concert in a local park. The events are often free to attend and will allow you to experience new tunes while getting to know other locals. You can bring a blanket and have a picnic out on the grass while rocking out to live music.

5. Redesign Your Home

The summer season is a great time to redecorate and update your home with different DIY projects and improvements. Consider installing curtains, adding wallpaper or remodeling the kitchen. Teachers can even obtain discounts at various stores like Home Depot and Lowe's for additional savings.

6. Adopt a Pet

Enjoy a bit of company by adopting a new pet from your local shelter. You can take the pet out for a hike, practice training the animal and develop a new friendship to avoid feeling lonesome on the break.

7. Reconnect With Friends

Summer is the perfect time to reconnect with your family members and friends – make plans to meet for lunch or see a movie together. You'll have the opportunity to strengthen your bond with one another and create new memories without feeling rushed by your busy schedule.

8. Volunteer in the Community

When you want to give back to the community, the summer season is the perfect time to volunteer and meet new people. Consider serving food at a local shelter or attending a clean-up day in the area to improve your city.

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