How I Spend My Summer Vacation

Hoerr, Thomas R.
May 2007
Educational Leadership;May2007, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p85
The author, the Head of School at the New City School in Missouri, discusses his summer activities, noting that most educators do not get a true summer vacation but do manage to enjoy the less hectic time. He explains the in-house professional development opportunities provided at New City School each summer, which are taught by the school's faculty and fit the school's particular needs. He also describes the faculty book club that meets over the summer, focusing on books by education experts such as Howard Gardner or Daniel Goleman, or exploring diversity issues, for example, through Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." He stresses that these activities are optional and learning is shared with other staff at the beginning of the school year.


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