Listen to the full episode to hear 6 tips for summer school success:
While the majority of teachers have summer on their minds, other teachers are extending their time in school to teach summer school. Whether you’re required or volunteering, please know you are doing a great thing! In order to make your time more enjoyable, on today’s episode I’m sharing 6 tips for summer school success.
Teaching summer school is an important job. You are the reason they’re not prone to the summer slide and you’re helping set them up for summer success. If teaching summer school, implement these 6 tips:
- Have empathy
- Try new strategies
- Offer incentive and rewards
- Collaborate with others
- Use your time wisely
- Have consistent communication with parents
Something to keep in mind is that students are probably reluctant to be spending their summer in school, which is why it’s important to make your lessons effective and engaging, all while still being fun for you and your students. Make sure to push your lessons to a new implementation and avoid recycling activities from the previous school year. Try new strategies or rewards to spark the attention and attendance of the students attending. Remember, now is the time to change the environment to add some fun!
Whatever your reason is for teaching summer school, know you are making a difference. Being that positive and empathetic face during the summer will help boost their self-esteem and confidence when it comes to learning and their education. After implementing these 6 tips, you will definitely have a successful summer school!
In this episode on tips for summer school success, I share:
- Why teaching summer school is an important and big responsibility for teachers
- How to make summer school more engaging and fun for students
- Why this can be a time to implement new strategies, lessons, or procedures
- A promo for an upcoming virtual summer class I’m hosting
- Online Summer Classes Google Form
- Free Literacy Choice Boards
- June Writing Prompts
- July Writing Prompts
- Guided Reading Small Groups Tools
- Memorial Day Reading and Writing Activities
- Flag Day Reading and Writing Activities
- Father’s Day Reading and Writing Activities
- 4th of July Reading and Writing Activities FREEBIE
- Episode 83, 8 Tasks for a Teacher’s Summer To-Do List
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About The Literacy Dive Podcast:
Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive Podcast was created to offer actionable steps and to share information for teachers, like you, who are always looking to improve their craft! ELA is our jam and we are excited to dive into all things reading and writing with you!
Your host, Megan Polk, is the creator and owner behind The Literacy Dive and loves to support students and their teachers with curriculum, literacy instruction, best practices, and engaging literacy activities.
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