What do teachers do with graded papers

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The rumor persists that teachers have an insolent amount of vacation time. We have listed seven tasks that teachers do during school holidays.

1. Learn, learn, learn

While the pupils forget the knowledge they have built up during the holidays, teachers use the days when there are no classes to continue their education: summer academies, study trips, workshops and seminars. In order to stay up to date, teachers exchange ideas and remain curious.

2. Refurbish what has been left behind

Let's be honest: teachers juggle an infinite number of documents, records and lists. Whether it is teaching material, legal instructions or organizational papers, teachers can sort and file everything during the holidays. That takes three times as long as other people's tax returns.

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3. Plan and organize the new school year

When the old school year has been followed up and everything adorns the shelf wall in perfect order, the planning of the new school year continues. Parents 'evenings, school events and the new lesson plans are organized and noted in the large, clunky teachers' calendar. Some teachers swear by digital calendars. But no matter how you like it: Even during the holidays, teachers can't get out of planning.

4. Create new concepts and excursions

So that the teachers do not bore themselves and their students to death, they are looking for exciting teaching concepts and locations for the excursion in the coming school year during the holidays. To do this, they study the latest specialist literature and drive to the places they may want to visit with the students.

5. During the short vacation: correcting work

Except during the summer holidays, teachers spend their supposedly “free” time correcting exams, classwork and tests. Especially in the Whitsun and Easter holidays at secondary schools, this is a considerable amount of paper from the upper school. The students take their final exams and they have to be corrected and graded in good time.

6. Teachers' conferences

Also more of a phenomenon of shorter vacation periods: teachers' conferences. During the school-free period for pupils, teachers continue to have classroom duties in the school and meet to - of course, what else? - plan and organize school events. During the summer vacation, this is the last week of vacation at many schools, also known as the preparation week.

7. Go on vacation

Like many other employees, teachers have 30 days off work per year. They take most of them during the summer vacation. Then they too can finally relax and think about something other than school.


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