They seem to think that because the students are released from classes, teachers spend their summers in repose and relaxing.
I’m not going to say that I haven’t enjoyed some less hectic hours at the seashore or taking my family camping, but I know most teachers like myself take this time to update our skills and prepare for a new year.
One of the exciting aspects of teaching is the opportunity to reflect, modify and change one’s approach. Teaching is a career of constant practice and improvement. It is true that it is more of an evocation, because one has to love learning to be constantly learning.
A lot like being a writer. You spend every waking moment working on a new project or refining an old.