As students, irrespective of age or course, we all wait for one thing, summer vacations. For us, it is all fun, enjoyment and amusement, but have you ever wondered what our teachers do during the vacations? We spoke to a few of them and here’s what they told usBhavneet Singh and Sneha Mashetty firstname.lastname@example.org
Come summer and all of us forget that schools and colleges exist. Many of us are busy with friends, relatives and family doing everything possible. Some others are busy with internships and other projects. But ever wondered what the teachers do durings summer, when they have no classes to maintain and no home works to check? We sure did, so we found a few teachers from all over the city to help answer the question.
Gurmeet Saddal, a high school teacher at Bhavan’s school says “I love summers. They are my time to go out and explore the nature. I am a nature lover and love to read about it and participate in any activities that can help us improve it.” When asked about the other things she does in the holidays, she said “Taking care of the children in school, our own children sometimes feel left out. This is the time when I bond with them and spend some quality time.”
Pallavi Pitla, a Lecturer at Loyola Academy has a more career oriented take on the vacations. “I use the vacations to enhance my skills. I am currently studying on various topics like Advertising and planning to write research papers on them. This helps me get better knowledge of the subject and teach better.” “The fun is always there in the vacations but an enhanced Bio data is always good to have and there is no better time than summers to have it.” She adds.
Radha, a lecturer at Keys Junior college says holidays or no holidays, her time belongs to the students. “It’s been happening from the past few years now. I prefer not going on a vacation. Instead I help the weak students to cover up their portion. Especially the ones who have backlogs.” says Ms. Radha. “If I get some free time, then I prefer updating myself with the latest trends and technology. As a lecturer in a Junior college, it is very important to stay updated with everything. So that is what I do.” She added.
Rachel, a primary teacher at Narayana concept school has another favourite past time. “Summer is the time I spend with my pets. During the school time, I don’t get much time to spend with my dog and my fish. But in summer, I dedicate all my time to them. It is loads of fun.” she says.
So the mystery is finally revealed. Teachers and lecturers use their summers to enhance their skills, and spend some time with their near and dear ones. And they also are as excited as any us to have some holidays. Of course, they don’t have homeworks to do, but for most of them, a lot of work to do at home.