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A Teacher's Guide to Summertime Side Hustles

Originally published on August 17, 2021 and updated on June 14, 2022.

Today we’re addressing what is affectionally called the side hustle: ways educators can earn additional income beyond their teaching duties.   

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Topics: Summer Vacation, teacher resources

And Now…the End (of the School Year) is Here!

The students have said their goodbyes, you’ve cleaned out or organized your classroom materials, and readied your space for summer cleaning. You’ve made it through this school year, and although the song, “My Way” has the connotations of finality, you know the next year will be here before you know it. You might be jumping into more professional development and learning opportunities for the summer, or perhaps, you are moving into a different career. But right now, in this specific time and space, you deserve an opportunity to stop for a few minutes, rest, and reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of this year. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, mindfulness, Summer Vacation

12 (Mostly) Free, Fun, Fanciful Things to Do this Summer

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Topics: Summer Vacation, Happiness

Time Filler Activities for the End-of-the-Year

As the school year winds to a close, students and teachers look forward to the end-of-year assemblies, field trips, field days, and class parties. We begin to relax as core learning wraps up and classrooms are cleaned, organized, and prepared for a dormant summer. But what do you do if the summer break countdown hasn’t hit zero yet? It can be a challenge to fill the widening gaps in class time that remain during those last days of school. To avoid the stress of planning and ensure you enjoy those last moments, we’ve gathered some of our favorite end-of-the-year activities (complete with video examples and templates), so you can focus your energy where it’s needed most—on community and closure!

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Summer Vacation, Digital Resources, teacher resources

Summer Reading for Teachers in 2021

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Literacy, educator wellness, Summer Vacation, Books, teacher resources

So Many Choices, So Little Time!

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Early Childhood, Courses, Summer Vacation

Bite-Sized Summer PD

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Topics: Teaching Advice, educator wellness, Summer Vacation, Self-Care, Digital Resources, teacher resources

6 SEL Summer Reads

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Summer Vacation, Books, teacher resources

7 Ways to Keep Students Engaged Over the Summer

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Topics: Summer Vacation, Student Engagement, teacher resources

Starting Line Up - New Courses to Share!

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Personalized Continuing Ed, Courses, Partnerships, Summer Vacation

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