As I read through the articles for this weeks Inbox Ideas section, I noticed that we ask a lot of questions as the academic term comes to a close:
- What are we (students and teachers) going to read this summer?
- What were the best teaching ideas this year?
- What were the most powerful words students have written this year?
- What can we do to refresh ourselves during summer vacation?
As a teacher, I always set off into the summer vacation with a huge list of things to do—books to read, articles to write, research to do, classes to plan, assignments to write. I never got it all done. Now that I work full-year, my summer months offer less of a chance for grand projects, but I still have a summer to-do list: revise that book manuscript, write articles in response to a couple of recent calls, work on some lesson plans for ReadWriteThink.
So Ill be busy the next few months (and people think teachers get the summer off!). How about you? Please take a few minutes to share your stories of wonderful moments in the classroom and your plans for the summer in the comments. Wed all love to hear from you.