Some educators may feel like summer is a good time to put school on hold. This is especially true if you're a mom or dad of young children since you've probably borrowed some time from their care and attention in the past school year to focus on your "school children," and now it's time to to give your own children a bit more attention.
For teachers like me whose children are older, summer can be a great time to get a lot of the leg work done for the year ahead. If you do this, it buys you time during the school year which can be helpful if a special event or needed activity arises. Therefore I'm once again making time for summer study. It's enjoyable to read, plan and ready activities for the year ahead without the time crunch one feels during the year. Onward.