How Educators and Admins Can Recharge This Summer

How Educators and Admins Can Recharge This Summer

Summer has arrived, and it’s time for educators and school administrators to recharge and get ready for the fall. After a long school year of learning ups and downs, everyone deserves a break. But how can you make the most of your summer while preparing for the new school year? Here are some tips to help you relax, recharge, and prepare for new learning victories in the fall.

#1 Take Time for Yourself 

One of the best ways to recharge is to take some time for yourself. Start your day with something uplifting. Create a morning routine that sets a positive tone for the day. This could mean waking up earlier to meditate, stretch, or read while you enjoy your morning coffee. Listen to your favorite songs, cuddle with your pet, or take a walk. 

Find three things that make you feel calm and happy and incorporate them into your summer routine. This might include deep breathing, listening to music, squeezing a stress ball, writing in a gratitude journal, or painting. It’s important to step away from school life and focus on what brings you joy. Taking time for yourself will help you return to school refreshed and ready for new challenges.

#2 Explore New Hobbies

Summer is a great time to try new hobbies or revisit old ones. Whether it’s painting, gardening, or cooking, doing something you enjoy can help you relax. Try out activities you’ve always been curious about, like learning a musical instrument, trying a new sport, or crafting.

Finding new interests can also give you fun stories and activities to share with your students once school starts again. You might even bring a hobby into the classroom, like an art project or a plant-growing activity.

Spending time on hobbies helps reduce stress and gives your mind a break. Enjoy your summer hobbies, and come back to school refreshed and full of new ideas!

#3 Connect with Other Educators

Connecting with fellow educators is a great way to gain fresh ideas for the upcoming school year. Attend workshops and conferences to learn new strategies and meet other professionals. Join online forums and social media groups to discuss challenges, share resources, and get advice.

How Educators and Admins Can Recharge This Summer

Sharing experiences, success stories, and tips can be incredibly inspiring and provide new perspectives. These connections not only offer support but also remind you that you’re part of a larger community working towards the same goals.

Building a network of supportive educators can help you stay motivated and excited about teaching. But remember, it’s still summer break, and not everything has to revolve around work.

#4 Plan Ahead for the New School Year

While it’s important to relax, summer is also a great time to start thinking about the new school year. Planning ahead can help reduce stress when the fall comes. Set aside a little time each week to organize your classroom, plan lessons, or set goals for the year.

Take advantage of the slower pace to reflect on the past year. What worked well? What could be improved? Use these insights to make your planning more effective. Consider creating a flexible outline for your curriculum, gathering new teaching materials, or even rearranging your classroom setup for a fresh start.

How Educators and Admins Can Recharge This Summer

By doing a bit of planning now, you’ll feel more prepared and confident when school starts again. This proactive approach ensures a smoother transition back to school, allowing you to focus more on teaching and less on last-minute preparations. You can even do some reading on what’s latest in EdTech.

How Blocksi Can Help

At Blocksi, we understand the challenges educators and admins face. Our solutions, like classroom management, content filtering, and 24/7/365 student safety, make your job easier and help keep students safe. This summer, explore how Blocksi can support you in the new school year. Our user-friendly tools are designed to save time and improve efficiency, giving you more time to focus on what you love – teaching.



[2] 8 ways to stay ahead in lesson planning (without sacrificing student needs)