At the vast majority of schools around the country, the semester is either ending or has ended. For me personally, all my teaching duties are over save for some final grading due by this coming Friday. In honor of the end of another successful semester, I thought I would use this week’s column to focus on teachers’ meditations on vacations. Many teachers across the spectrum of disciplines use vacations both for unwinding and for professional development. So it is not surprising to see them writing about how to most productively make use of the time they have off. While I couldn’t find only articles related to the field of philosophy, all the articles I uncovered are part of the larger Humanities category of disciplines. Please enjoy the reflections of these teachers as they attempt to use their vacation time for their personal and professional betterment.
- Lawrence Andrus, “Vacation Study,” The French Review, March 1929.
- William Stone, “Transcendental Vacations: Thoreau and Emerson in the Wilderness,” The New England Quarterly, September 2010.
- Richard Broan, Kate Pezanowski and Jill VanHimbergen, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Teachers Describe Their NEH Seminar and NWP Experiences,” The English Journal, September 2008.
- Cole Burger, “The Transformative Impact Of Summer Music Camps,” American Music Teacher, October/November 2016.
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