5 Reasons Summer Is Overrated for Teachers

Sure, the months of June, July, and August are three big reasons why the teaching profession is so rewarding and worthwhile (there are plenty of other reasons, of course).

But recently on TeachHUB.com, we took a contrarian view of that mindset and determined that there are several detrimental reasons that can lead some in the teaching field to believe that summer is overrated. A sampling of reasons:

The Second Jobs – To make ends meet, many teachers take up summer school teaching positions or even civilian-grade jobs during the summer.

The Brain Dump – Honestly, kids shut off the brains during the summer, which makes the first few weeks (or even months) a time of rehashing what they should have remembered.

And More!

In summation, we conclude: “Summer vacation is a great perk, no doubt about it. But like so many other jobs and so many other perks … it isn’t all just a trip to the beach.”

Where do you weigh in on this summer break debate? Share with us!



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