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Preparing for Fall During Summertime: A Guide for Schools and Academic Trainers

As the summer months breeze on by, schools and academic trainers are already gearing up for the next fall semester!

Whether you’re a seasoned educator or just starting out in your teaching career, good preparation is key to a successful back to school start.

Here are some insider tips to help you make the most of your summer, nail down your academic teaching materials, and ensure a smooth transition into the upcoming school year.

7 Ways to Prepare for Back to School This Summer

Curriculum Planning

While you definitely don’t want to cut too far into your sunshine and pool time, carefully carve out a few hours each week this summer to dedicate towards your upcoming academic semester. Use pockets of summer break to review and update your curriculum, and identify areas that need improvement or updating based on the previous year’s experience. 

Does that poolside deck have room for a few more? Collaborate with colleagues to brainstorm new ideas and teaching strategies that can enhance student learning, then reach out to a printing partner to help you bring your ideas to life!

Professional Development

Take advantage of the summer months to attend workshops, conferences, or online courses that can help you improve your teaching skills. 

BONUS: spend some of that time lounging in the sun to educate yourself on the ins and outs of academic printing and content creation! JPS’s blog is packed with easy to read articles designed to educate and inspire you. 

Look for opportunities to learn about new technologies, teaching methodologies, and educational trends that can benefit your students. 

You’ll show up to your fall classes a little more sunkissed and a lot more prepared! 

Classroom Preparation

Use the summer break to organize your classroom and create a welcoming environment for your students. 

Stock up on supplies, set up bulletin boards, and prepare any materials you’ll need for the first few weeks of the fall semester.
Consider how and where you’d like your academic training materials to be displayed, and get them situated prior to your student’s first day of school.

Student Engagement

Plan activities and projects that will engage your students from the very first day of school. 

Consider incorporating hands-on learning experiences, group projects, and interactive lessons that will keep students motivated and excited about learning.

Did you know that students frequently recall information in more detail when it’s presented in physical form? Don’t underestimate the power of printed learning materials as you compile ways to keep students engaged!

Communication with Parents

Reach out to parents early to establish open lines of communication. Share your expectations for the upcoming school year and encourage parents to get involved in their child’s education.

Parents love to know what their kids are doing, so don’t be shy about sharing your textbooks, academic kits, kitting materials, and more. After all: you’ve worked hard to put the very best into your student’s hands!

Technology Integration

Explore new ways to integrate technology into your teaching. Consider using educational apps, online resources, and interactive whiteboards to enhance your lessons and engage your students.

And, speaking of technology: did you know that 96% of all orders placed through JPS reach their final destination in three days or less?! Keep us in mind when it comes to ordering and delivering your academic training materials in a pinch! 


Finally, don’t forget to take care of yourself. 

The start of a new school year can be hectic, so make sure to carve out time for self-care and relaxation. Remember, a well-rested and healthy teacher is better equipped to meet the needs of their students!

Before You Go…

By taking the time to prepare during the summer months, schools and academic trainers can set themselves up for a successful start to the fall semester. 

So, make the most of your summer and get ready to inspire and educate your students in the upcoming school year!

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