Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Break for Teachers?

Renne Moore, a high school English teacher in Mississippi, argues in her blog post (for those new to blogs, references to other websites will always be hyperlinked, so that clicking right on it will take you to the site to which I am referring) that the difference between an average teacher and an excellent teacher is often reflected in their summer plans. Although personally I think downtime is incredibly important and the need for educators and administrators to refresh and rejuvenate can not be underestimated, Moore's contention is certainly thought provoking. At the very least, the list she has compiled of what master teachers are doing during their summers, provides us with a portrait of educational excellence to which we can all aspire.

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