The Washington Post

Teachers: Tell us what you’re doing this summer

Calling all teachers (especially in the Washington area):

Are you planning to work at a summer job when school gets out for the year, because your salary doesn’t pay the bills?

(Khalil Senosi/AP)

Are you taking an amazing trip, either for sheer pleasure or for work-related reason?

Are you finding ways to re-introduce yourself to your spouse and children? Or, rather, to the pool and blender drinks that can make summer so special?

My colleague Steve Hendrix wants to hear from teachers about their summer plans. We know the range of activities is huge, and almost always includes lots that you will take back into the classroom.

Whether your plans are exotic or exhausting, please take a moment to briefly describe them to him — and tell him what summer means to you.

You can send any response to Steve Hendrix at

Thanks — and have a great summer!

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Be a man and cry
Program turns prisoners into poets
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
Play Videos
The signature dish of Charleston, S.C.
For good coffee, sniff, slurp and spit
The most interesting woman you've never heard of
Play Videos
How to prevent 'e-barrassment'
The art of tortilla-making
A man committed to journalism, caught in the crossfire
Play Videos
Tips for (relatively) stress-free dining out with kids
How to get organized for back to school
How the new credit card chip makes purchases more secure