2. What it’s really like:
Being off for eight weeks in the summer sounds great to non-teachers, but what they don’t realize is that it’s eight weeks without earning any money. To bring home the bacon, many teachers teach summer school (or pick up seasonal jobs).
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Working on lesson plans is a huge part of what a teacher does in the summer. Teachers re-tool lessons that didn’t go so well the previous year, create brand-new ones, and get a sore backside from spending so much time in their seat, typing.
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OK, so teachers do get some down time in the summer, too, and that’s a good thing. It allows them to relax, reflect on the previous year, and recharge for the new one so that when the first bell rings they can be the best educators they can be.
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