June 19, 2015
5 Ideas to Kickstart Your Summer Learning
This post originally appeared on Edutopia.To keep our students sharp over the summer, we often assign subject-specific reading, math drills, and projects. However, as educators, we also need to hone our own skills, develop new ideas, and reflect on our practice. Here are five ways to kickstart your summer learning.
1. Construct Your Learning ArchiveWhen planning curriculum or attending professional development, we collect resources — both physical and digital. However, we need an efficient way to organize what we find valuable. In the past, this has resulted in the accumulation of binders or folders, but now we also have files scattered across devices.
2. Read for InspirationThough many schools assign summer reading books to their faculties, I would recommend adding one of these titles to your list:
- The App Generation by Howard Gardner & Katie Davis
- Why School? by Will Richardson
- It’s Complicated by danah boyd
- Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
- Too Big to Know by David Weinberger