There is nothing worse to our image than telling non-educators that your can’t wait for summer break and that you won’t have to work until September. Yes it is somewhat true, but the reality is that this time is spent reflecting on the school year, and preparing for the next school year.
In fact, many educators attend conferences, connect with each other through social media, read books, devour ideas on Pintrest, and work other jobs….Be prepared to articulate that to the folks who make it their job to criticize us. It will help our profession immensely. We don’t need any more fodder for the anti-teacher movement in this country.