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The Four Rs of Summer

Can you believe it? The first day of July will be here before we know it! Here are a few suggestions to get you in the summer mindset:

Take some time to consider the journey you’ve taken this school year. What will you take into the next school year? What will you leave behind? This blog post shares an example of that kind of reflection.

One way to prime your batteries for the next school year is to learn something new! A few options we recommend this summer are:

Self-care matters because you matter. Here are a few tips to get you started.

We’re pretty sure you’ve got a summer reading list going already! If you are looking for additional suggestions for professional titles, check out NCTE’s new interactive platform that provides users with an up-to-date, functional way to engage with journal content. Resources from the Build Your Stack® initiative can help build your book knowledge and provide ideas for your classroom library.

How do you plan to spend your summer?


Lisa Fink is an NCTE staff member, a former elementary school teacher, and a current university instructor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She can be reached on Twitter @fink_girl.

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