The Benefits of Teaching Summer School

May 28, 2015

For some teachers and students, the end of the school year means it’s time for summer school. Unfortunately summer school usually gets a negative rap, but we don’t think it’s all that bad! The first step in breaking the summer school stigma is creating a unified and collaborative learning environment where kids can enhance their knowledge while having a ton of summer fun. Here are some of the best benefits you can look forward to if you choose to teach a class over summer break:

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Teaching Freedom: Sure you may not have the freedom to roll out of bed everyday and lay on the beach, but you will have the freedom to teach in your own way, free of curriculum constraints. This is beneficial to both you and your students because you won’t need to worry about cramming an entire curriculum into a short summer. Instead, you’ll be able to focus on in-depth learning, honing in on topics that your students are particularly struggling in.

Personalized Attention: Generally, summer school classes have fewer students than your typical class during the school year. That means that you’ll have more time to focus on each student individually to help them strengthen their skills and develop them in areas of weakness. Summer school is extremely beneficial for some children in particular, because as the teacher you’ll be able to work one-on-one with the students who need your help the most!

Extra Energy and Outdoor Activities: The warm weather and inevitable increased summer energy that your students will have can be capitalized on! Work in interactive learning adventures, incorporating the great outdoors. “Fill your days with skill-building games, outdoor learning activities and engaging projects,” says TeachHub.com.

Summer school should be fun and exciting. After all, it is still summer! By creating a warm, inviting and stimulating environment, you and your students can truly reap the benefits of a summer education.

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