What do teachers do all summer?

Because I work a 10 month job, I am often asked “What do teachers do all summer?” Truthfully, it just flies by. I usually take a week staycation to just recover – sleep late, clean my house, read a book. My husband and I will probably go on a vacation (well, not last year and probably not this year either). And the other 6 weeks?  Here are some ideas to help make your days count this summer:

what do teachers do all summerDestress:

This is my number one priority this year, and every year.

Teacher-adjacent jobs:

If you need the cash, there’s a huge market for professional educators to capitalize on their training this year.

  • Offer your services as a tutor. Advertise on Facebook in the local groups and give your name to the guidance counselors at the schools near your home. Or, sign up with an established tutoring company.
  • Teach summer school. Probably most of those jobs will be filled by the time you read this, but it’s worth a try!
  • Try selling some resources on TeachersPayTeachers or AmpedUpLearning.
  • Take one of your best lessons and launch a virtual course on Outschool.

Freelance jobs:

The benefit of a freelance job is that you can work as much or as little as you want.

  • Freelance copywriters can make upwards of $100 an hour. Glance through the listings at Etsy and get some ideas there.
  • Drive for a ride share company like Uber or Lyft.
  • Grocery shop for companies like Instacart or Shipt.
  • Deliver take out for UberEats or DoorDash.

what do teachers do all summerSummer professional development:

If you want to stay current or brush up on some skills for next year, there are many resources for you.


Get ready for next year:

By the end of summer, I’m ready to think about school again. Here are some ways to hit the ground running when school opens.


Photo credits:

Photo by Tobias Tullius on Unsplash

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