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By ALINA BURMISTROVA

The Mirror reporter

Do you think the study period finishes after the second semester’s end? Yes, it happens for students but not for teachers. Their studies will wait for them during summer vacation.

Each teacher needs more practice and improvement to help their students succeed.

This year August is chosen as a good month for practice and study for “givers of knowledge.”

In that month the school district will have a professional development workshop day. “I think it will be a good time for the workshops because we will be relaxed and refreshed from summer break,” said Ann Marchant, ESL teacher. Each teacher will have a co-teaching partner because, besides improving the skills, teachers will be able to learn about working together. They have to teach each other how to teach students, i.e. to invent new methods of teaching or to fix any defects because good teaching is the key to a good education

“During the workshop, we are usually excited for a new school year,” added Marchant.

Dan Hoppe, a social studies teacher, will not participate in the professional development program at SPASH like Marchant but his study schedule will be full during summer break as well.

He is going to Philadelphia to study the U.S. Constitution with other teachers from different states. Studying in Germany is also on his list. There he is going to get acquainted with German businesses and meet with government officials as well. For about two weeks he will take part in a similar program in St. Louis where he will teach teachers how to teach.

May is AP exams month and on May 17 thousands of students took AP Comparative Government Exam. Someone will have to grade them but who will do that? Right, Dan Hoppe. He is also going to Salt Lake City, UT for grading these tests with other teachers.

Do you still think teachers get a lot of rest during summer break? If yes, you are still wrong.

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9 Responses to “Teachers study as well”

  1. Kara Battaglia on May 21st, 2018 12:20 PM

    Good job Alina! I had no idea teachers had to do so much during the summer! It really shows how much work they put in. Also, great quotes and I liked how you talked about what Mr Hoppe is doing this summer since he can’t attend.

  2. Dylan Konicek on May 21st, 2018 12:22 PM

    I had never heard of this workshop before and it seems very interesting The story was really well written and I look forward to hearing about what happens.

  3. Kacey Koch on May 21st, 2018 12:30 PM

    It’s true. Many don’t think about the hard work teachers go through and how much they do in their free time as well.

  4. Alyssa Schroeckenthaler on May 21st, 2018 12:38 PM

    My mom is a teacher too, but she doesn’t do a lot of studying in the summer. Yeah, it must stink for them, but it’s nice to know that they do this to improve for next year’s students. Really cool article! It was awesome having you in class this year Alina. I liked learning about Russian culture from you. I hope you have safe travels back home!

  5. Hannah Siegel on May 21st, 2018 12:45 PM

    I had no idea teachers did this, it shows how much they have to do for students.

  6. Tony Ludwig on May 21st, 2018 12:52 PM

    I’ve enjoyed reading you articles this semester, they are all very insightful. This one is no different, and I think some people don’t realize the amount of work teachers do, even outside of school.

  7. Will Carroll on May 21st, 2018 12:54 PM

    It was really interesting3 hearing about how much extra work teachers have to do, and it really cements my opinion that teachers deserve more pay and respect for their work.

  8. Justice Chukwuemeka on September 4th, 2018 10:59 AM

    First off a shout out to Mr. Hoppe. He was my APUSH teacher and I loved his method of teaching. I have heard adages that “learning continues,” This was a perfect example. I thank all the teachers at SPASH for the hard work!

  9. Madison Rindahl on September 4th, 2018 4:46 PM

    Great article! I had no idea the amount of work teachers put in during the summer. I am glad to read that they are equipping themselves with knowledge on what is working and what is not. I am glad that they put in such time to see that we get good education and to help us go far in life. I really liked this article because I got to read about the extra effort that teachers put in outside of school. It makes me feel like I have teachers that whole heartily care about my education. Thanks for sharing your incite on a little part of a teachers summer that we don’t get to see.

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