Teacher/Education Bees–how do you spend your school breaks/extended vacations?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: What do you do during breaks?
    Vacation/trips mostly! : (2 votes)
    17 %
    Spend time with friends! : (0 votes)
    Spend time with family! : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Go solo--mostly "me" time! : (6 votes)
    50 %
    Not much, I actually get quite bored after a certain point... : (3 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    My FI was in education (library/technology) and he usually didn’t have a lot of free time over breaks. He would usually catch up on work during this time. So if there was a week off, he’d still be heading into work most of this time. The only time I could get him to take a break was if I also had vacation and we could plan something together. We would often just try to plan time off together since it was the only time off he got all year. I get 5 weeks paid vacation but I can use it whenever I want as long as it’s approved.

    The only break he ever fully took time away from work for was over the Christmas time holidays where he/we would spend time with family and friends.

    Over the summer he continued to teach part time for summer school and would get other part time jobs. So very little time off or down time.

    Honestly, I am glad for the time being he is no longer working in education. I never saw him! He was not even considered full time but worked 10-12 hour days and had no flexability for time off work. We have so much more flexibility and time together now.

    Post # 3
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    bmo88:  I also work in education. This upcomming summer will be my first break without also going to graduate school. I will probably be planning my wedding, napping and hopefully spending time with friends and family.

    Post # 4
    1969 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I usually spend about half the summer in Europe (a mix of research time and free time) and then the other half of the summer doing all the long-term planning work I don’t have time to do during the academic year.  The winter break between semesters is spent visiting various family members; the fall break is also spent on vacation, usually in Europe; and the spring break is spent in isolation.  😉

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