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    Resources for Teachers to Promote Summer Learning

    Resources for Teachers to Promote Summer Learning
    The learning process should not take a break over the summer months! This is the last week of school in many states and students everywhere are eager to find refuge in the lazy hazy summer days that lay ahead. Many parents are wondering how they can keep their children’s mind active and engaged until September. Parents and educators have legitimate cause ...
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    How to Keep Your Students Learning Over the Summer

    How to Keep Your Students Learning Over the Summer
    Summer is a much needed reprieve for both teachers and students.  It allows everyone time to relax and unwind from a busy school year.  The two month break that most school systems have can also be problematic for student learning.  It seems that by the second month of break students start getting antsy and parents scramble to find activities to keep ...
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    The Value of Summertime for Teachers

    The Value of Summertime for Teachers
    Well, school is just about over in my neck of the woods. Time flies when you’re having fun, huh? It does just seem like the school year started, and now we are facing a long, hot summer. Teachers are finishing up their grades and getting ready to enter into that wonderful season of post-planning bliss….a flurry of activity as teachers hurriedly ...
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    What If Teachers Ruled the World?

    [photo:70004] Do you think teachers would do a good job at ruling the world? I think they would. I'm talking about the teachers who work flawlessly with parents, who never give up on students, and who know what they teach and how to teach it well. Here's my humorous attempt to imagine a world and how it might benefit if great ...
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    Educational Trips for Teachers

    Educational Trips for Teachers
    Certainly, the biggest perk of being a teacher, aside from molding the minds of America's youth, is the built in two - three month summer vacation. While some teachers choose the relaxing route, the inherent curious nature of a teacher lends itself to a more educational vacation. Teaching has put together a guide on the five vacations that will satiate your ...
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    Adventure Trips for Teachers: Dude Ranch

    h3. Twin Peaks Dude Ranch: Salmon, Idaho The words "dude ranch" might conjure up a lot of things in your mind- cowboys, horses, and even lasos. That's only a tidbit of what's in store if you spend some time at a real dude ranch. [photo:27933] Twin Peaks is known for its secluded private ranch, rafting on the Salmon River, and exceptional ...
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    Adventure Trips for Teachers: Alaska

    Adventure Trips for Teachers: Alaska
    The beautiful and unique state of Alaska became a part of the U.S. as the 49th state in 1959 during the Eisenhower administration. The state of Alaska is vast, in fact, it's so big that the state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times! If traveling to Alaska is on your lifelong to-do list, do put it off any ...
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    Adventure Trips for Teachers: Biking Through Ireland

    h2. Ireland Ireland is a beautiful and lush, green country, especially in the summer. What better way to take it all in than a biking adventure?! Whether you're Irish or not, this will be a magical trip you'll remember for years to come. [photo:28045] h4. *Getting There:* _Flying:_ For either of the bike tours mentioned below, "Galway Airport":http://www.galwayairport.com/ may be the ...
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    Adventure Trips for Teachers: The Grand Trek

    Teachers have one of the most unique vacation schedules of any career. So why not take advantage of the summer break and travel across the U.S., Mexico, or Canada? This unique adventure tour can last as brief as seven days or as long as forty-two. [photo:28075] Since 1972, "TrekAmerica": has been tempting young, independent travelers away from the "package" holiday approach ...
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    Adventure Trips for Teachers

    Adventure Trips for Teachers
    Being a classroom teacher is an adventure every day of the year, so why not treat yourself to an adventure of your own? After all, one of the most fun things about having a summer is being to tell everyone about what you did with your summer when you return to school in the fall. [gate] h3. 1. "Twin Peaks Dude ...
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    Summer Trips for Teachers: Lake Oconee, GA

    Summer Trips for Teachers: Lake Oconee, GA
    Lake Oconee, Georgia: Lake Oconee is located a little over an hour east of Atlanta in the heart of Georgia's Lake Country. This little known area is a great get away for relaxation and peace and quiet. The summer is a great time to experience the lush surroundings and get outdoors. For those who want to completely relax, there are plenty ...
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    World Travel Trips for Teachers: Tuscan Cooking & Wine Trip

    World Travel Trips for Teachers: Tuscan Cooking & Wine Trip
    Italy is one of my favorite places in the world, a place I once called my home. The summer can be a crazy time to visit Italy and battle the tourists, so if you want to experience how the local Italians live, the best way is to visit the smaller towns, and Tuscany provides some of the best locations. Learn how ...
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    Summer Trips for Teachers: Carmel, California

    Summer Trips for Teachers: Carmel, California
    *Carmel, California:* Carmel is a small town situated on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. It has a rich history and connection with the arts. It is not an accident that Carmel has achieved fame for its natural features, ambiance and an abundance of cultural and shopping venues. The town has historically pursued a vigorous strategy of planned development to ...
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    11 Things Every Teacher Should Do This Summer

    11 Things Every Teacher Should Do This Summer
    One of the best perks of being a teacher is having a break from school over the summer. Once the final bell has rung, let the fun being! Kick off your summer break with a plan. Don't let your vacation time slip away and wonder where it went. These ten suggestions may help you live your summer to fullest. [gate] 1. ...
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    Parents and Teachers Urged to Celebrate Summer Learning

    Parents and Teachers Urged to Celebrate Summer Learning
    Research shows that all children experience learning loss when they don’t have educational activities during the summer. High-quality summer programs help keep kids engaged in learning. This summer, communities around the country will hold events to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in the lives of youth and their families. The highlight is Summer Learning Day on ...
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    June is a Good Time for Reflection

    June is a Good Time for Reflection
    Okay, teachers, you have made it to June. If you are a first year teacher, you are feeling pretty good about getting this far and think it's almost over. You know you are fortunate because some first year teachers do not make it past Christmas. If you are a veteran teacher, you have been through this all before. You have the ...
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    7 Ways to Refresh This Summer

    7 Ways to Refresh This Summer
    Now that summer is approaching, it brings back memories of summers where I was so overwhelmed with my free time that I didn’t know which way to go. I thought I would give some suggestions for some people who are trying to think of some options. Maybe I will mention something that you haven’t thought of before. [gate] 1. Take a ...
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    Top 25 Vacation Cities for Teachers

    Are you gearing up for your summer vacation, but aren't sure which direction to go? When it comes to vacationing in the U.S., each city is unique. Which city could be your best travel destination? We have rated 25 cities for vacationing by examining what each has to offer. Our criteria • Average price of gas in each city and ...
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    The Educator’s 3 R’s: Renew, Refresh, Revive

    The Educator’s 3 R’s: Renew, Refresh, Revive
    Summer is here! For many, summer is a time off. For others, it simply means a different job or the same job without the students present. One of the critical elements of working in education is finding the balance needed to continue to effectively. Educators must take time to renew the mind, refresh the body, and revive the desire. *Renewal of ...
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    Educational Teacher Vacations: Mt. Rushmore

    Educational Teacher Vacations: Mt. Rushmore
    "A monument's dimensions should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated. We are not here trying to carve an epic, portray a moonlight scene, or write a sonnet; neither are we dealing with mystery or tragedy, but rather the constructive and dramatic moments or crises in our amazing history." Gutzon Borglum. Mt. Rushmore is just one of ...
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