Amazing teachers help create amazing students. Research shows a well informed and inspiring teacher is one of the most beneficial factors that influence a student’s achievement. So, this summer consider investing in your students, but mainly in yourself so that you can rejuvenate and refuel your mind.
How do you do that? Attending teachers conferences during the summer. Not only is my summer filled with glorious rest and relaxation, but as a bonus, an educational revitalization as well!
There are many benefits to taking the time and spending the money to attend conferences this summer. Here are just a few of the best reasons why it is so worth it!
- Seminars, workshops, and conferences are excellent opportunities to learn a lot more about your individual field of study in a structured, yet interactive environment
- This is the best place to meet new teachers and all types of educators from all over the country. You never know where and when you will meet someone who will bring new inspiration into your teaching world.
- Conferences give you the perfect place to show what a remarkable teacher you are, especially if you are participating as a presenter or are on a panel discussion.
- And of course, as I have said above, conferences are a super way to refuel your mind.
I know that teaching can be difficult and spending the time and money to further our own education only helps us grow as teachers. But attending conferences can help you stay motivated and help bring back the thrill of teaching just by the all of the interaction you receive during your seminars and workshops alone. You can’t continue to pour from an empty well. You must fill yourself back up so that you can overflow into your students’ lives each school year.
I am speaking at several conferences this summer and I can’t wait! I start my summer travels by heading to Vegas for I TEACH K. National conferences are so fun because people from all over the world attend. It definitely helps that it is in an amazing location too. Vegas has tons of fantastic restaurants, entertainment and things to do when you need a brain break after sessions. If you plan on attending Monday and Tuesday, come by and see me!
This will be my 5th summer to present at Frog Fest SPLASH and this year they are celebrating their 20th year as a conference you so you better believe that they will do it up big!
Here are a few pictures from previous years. As you can see, we know how to have fun!
SPLASH is an amazing time and for all of us to get together and brain storm ideas and get charged up for the upcoming school year. Tons of exhibitors have such cool products to buy and gadgets that all students from all age groups will love. This year’s theme is Super Hero so grab your cape and register today!
Check out this awesome group of fun teachers from a previous Frog Fest Splash!
After SPLASH I am heading to Alabama for the
I’m super excited to be the keynote speaker at this conference. Alabama teachers are great to work with. They’ve got that sweet, southern charm.
You may not realize that you need a recharge this year, but if you check out a summer conference, you could find the motivation and inspiration to begin one of your best school years yet. Check with some of your fellow teacher friends so you can register and travel together so that you can share some of the expenses. Traveling with a group is always fun!
Now, get online and find a great one and register for a conference this summer! You won’t regret it…I never do! And, if we happen to cross paths, please stop by and say hi. I puffy heart love teachers and have a million hugs to share.
If you are looking for presenters to lead your school’s Professional Development, you can check out my sessions and contact me here. Happy learning friends.