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As the school year comes to a close and summer approaches, substitute teachers may find themselves with some free time on their hands. While the break is a welcome change of pace, it’s also a great opportunity to stay engaged, keep your teaching skills fresh, and recharge for the next school year. Here are some tips and resources to help you make the most of your summer break: 

Decompressing and Recharging

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Use the summer break to travel and explore new places. Traveling can help you relax, rejuvenate, and gain new perspectives that you can bring back to the classroom. 

Engage in Hobbies:

Pursue hobbies and interests that you may not have time for during the school year. Whether it’s painting, gardening, or playing a musical instrument, engaging in activities you love can help reduce stress and boost your creativity. 

Practice Mindfulness and Meditation:

Take time to practice mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being. Apps like Headspace and Calm can be helpful resources. 

Stay Active:

Physical activity is a great way to de-stress and recharge. Whether it’s going for a walk, practicing yoga, or playing a sport, staying active can help you feel refreshed and energized. 


Remaining Creative

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Start a Summer Project:

Use the summer break to start a creative project related to teaching. This could be creating lesson plans, designing educational materials, or writing articles on education topics. 

Join Online Communities:

Join online communities for educators to connect with other professionals, share ideas, and collaborate on projects. Websites like TeachersPayTeachers and Pinterest are great resources for finding inspiration and resources. 

Explore New Teaching Methods:

Use the summer break to explore new teaching methods and technologies. This can help you stay innovative and bring fresh ideas into the classroom. 

Reflect on Your Teaching Practice:

Take time to reflect on your teaching practice and think about areas where you can improve. Journaling can be a helpful tool for self-reflection. 


Keeping Your Teaching Chops Sharp

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Attend Workshops and Conferences:

Look for professional development opportunities in your area or online. Many organizations offer workshops and conferences specifically designed for substitute teachers to enhance their skills and learn new teaching strategies. 

Read Educational Books and Journals:

Stay updated with the latest trends and research in education by reading books and journals related to teaching. This can help you stay informed and bring fresh ideas into the classroom. 

Take Online Courses:

Platforms like Coursera, edX and Udemy offer a wide range of online courses on education-related topics. Taking a course over the summer can help you expand your knowledge and skills. 


Consider volunteering at local schools, libraries or community centers. This can provide you with valuable experience and keep you connected to the education field. 

Stay Connected:

Stay connected with MH Education to unlock a world of educational insights! Dive into our blogs for valuable tips, tricks and resources. Follow us on social media for the latest updates on innovative strategies and effective solutions for substitute management.  


By staying engaged, taking time to relax, and nurturing your creativity, you can make the most of your summer break as a substitute teacher. Use this time to recharge and prepare yourself for another successful school year ahead. 

And don’t forget to collaborate with MH Education to create a brighter future for education, where partnerships thrive, innovative solutions flourish and leaders are nurtured to reach their full potential. Together, let’s embark on this exciting journey of learning, growth and transformation, shaping the educational landscape for generations to come!