Va-cation, stay-cation, and edu-cation

via Mary Bigelow at NSTA’s Blog:

But you only work 9 months a year! How many times do teachers hear that? Those who make that comment obviously have never been a teacher or a family member or friend of a teacher. (And I’m not sure where the 3 months off idea comes from. My classes did not end until the middle of June, I spent a few days getting the lab in order before the building was locked up, and then we started up again the week before Labor Day—but that’s another topic).

So what do teachers do in the summer?

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