July 1 is your first day teaching Summer School. You'll be teaching your students in the morning using the skills you practiced in content week. You'll receive feedback from coaches and reflect on your development. Some days you’ll be recording your teaching and re-watching to see whether your directions are clear, and to see how you’re praising students and giving re-directing off-task behavior. As we mentioned in the Why Summer Training Video this is also a very important time for our students to grow and learn. Your work is integral to that. In the afternoons you'll participate in development sessions to continue your development as a teacher. This will involve time with your coaches and reflecting on your identity to put into place culturally responsive teaching practices. The last day of Summer School with your students will be July 26, so you'll have a couple weeks of time with your students. While it may not seem like much, you'll be amazed at the relationships and classroom culture you can build within that time.
There will be no programming on July 4 and July 5. July 5 is TFA Day, a day for you to take care of yourself! That could be searching for apartments, getting some much needed rest, or finding a therapist.