noun: spring break; plural noun: spring breaks
- a week’s vacation for students in the spring, typically at Easter.
For ten years, when I taught stateside, I realized that “Spring Break”, for most teachers, is NOT a real break from their academic work. I only know a few educators that actually took the time completely off during “Spring Break”—they use the time for addressing pressing tasks, like SLEEP!
This meme says it all! Whether you are a public school, private school, charter school, and/or college professor/educator. We never really get breaks.
Spring Break is really for our students, because most of the times we are living from pay check to pay check. Most don’t have the time and/or money to spend on vacations.
This all changed for me three years ago when I decided to become an international educator. Teaching internationally gives me that freedom that I didn’t have teaching stateside. When it’s time for a break…I take a BREAK!
Where have I gone?
Teaching internationally affords me the ability of actually teaching when I’m at work. I don’t have to worry about all of the testing and major classroom/student behavioural issues. I have also a GREAT rapport with my parents as well.
So I KNOW that everyone doesn’t have it like me so here’s Mike Yates to give you all 5 Tips for Spring Break.