July 21, 2016
A great benefit of being a teacher is having the time in the summer to do whatever you please. After all of your travel plans and home renovation projects are complete, you may want to take the time to work on your biggest project yet–yourself! Taking some time to focus your attention on your plans for the upcoming school year will not only ensure that you have a better year, but that your students do too! Here are five top summer tips for teachers to make sure you hit a home run come September:
Rework Things: As time changes, so should your lesson plans. Stay relevant and engaging by reworking some of your outdated lesson plans. You’ll keep your student’s attention and help them to reach their maximum potential in the classroom.
Surf The Web: There are tons of online teaching platforms that provide teachers with lots of fresh, out-of-the-box ideas. You might find tips as simple as painting your room a new color to inspire creativity, changing your surroundings with updated furniture, or learning a new hands-on ways to teach math.
Go Digital: Go outside of your comfort zone and embrace change. Take a new approach to teaching and consider incorporating online instruction videos, blogs or social media as a way to supplement your lesson plans. We’re in such a digital age, that your students will be able to relate and you’ll be advancing with the times.
Connect With Colleagues: Other educators can be so inspiring and shed light on their approaches to teaching and making a difference in the lives of their students. Take your time to enjoy the company of your colleagues to not only relax, but to also brainstorm and collaborate with them.
Set Goals and Take Time For Some TLC: All of the preparation in the world will be for naught if you don’t take care of yourself. Remember to focus on your health and well-being so that you can start the school year off as your best self and avoid burning out. Keeping a list of goals for the year will help you to stay on track without feeling overwhelmed.
It’s important for you to relax and enjoy yourself over the summer to come back better than ever. This will make all of the difference in your next school year. While you’re planning new ways to inspire your students, why not consider switching their surroundings to make a positive difference? At Nickerson Corporation, we understand the importance of learning and creating a positive environment where students can achieve their goals and be successful in the classroom. That’s why we supply school furniture that can help teachers guide their students in the right direction! This summer, take advantage of empty classrooms and transform your school into a place that will make students’ jaws drop next fall. We offer a variety of school and classroom furniture, including shelving, whiteboards, desks and chairs! We are also available to repair any auditorium seating, athletic equipment and lockers that may need a quick tune up before the start of a new school year. To learn more about all that Nickerson Corporation has to offer, give us a call at 631-666-0200.