By Akinola Lanre
Being a teacher has its perks too – getting paid to rest for a month, getting paid as you do extra hustling things.
This year, I have decided to rest awhile before starting my hustle too. But on a second note, I have a feeling some of us will be on hibernating mode all through this holiday period.
If you belong to this category, permit me to suggest 5 things you must do to prepare yourself for the next academic session.
1. Type your notes.
If we have an average of 12 weeks in a term and you type a note per week, you may finish an academic year before school resumes.
2. Learn an ICT skill you must implement next session.
Since most schools are setting up projectors, you may consider brushing up your skill on the use of PowerPoint
3. Expose yourself to training.
Don’t wait for your employer to train you. Find ways of making yourself a better Teacher before resumption.
4. Improve your spoken English.
Learn how to speak better English since that is the mode of communication to your students. It will be great to learn how to speak better.
5. Take time to rest.
A work and no rest make a teacher an uninteresting one. Rest adequately, get energized, get your energy back before the school open again.
Teaching in the 21st century expects and demands a lot of things from us. Pick a skill and give it a shot. You must be in touch with the expectations of our time.