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What to do in spare time?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by PRHPxo, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. PRHPxo

    PRHPxo New commenter

    I'm going to be working in supply until I can get a full time post (hopefully September). I'm anticipating a few days off every now and then and especially over the summer I'll have a lot of time to kill.

    I'm trying to think of what I can do in my spare time. I like to be busy and I get bored quite easily! I've had a think about what might be 'beneficial' to myself/career. All I have thought about so far is learning a language.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    You've come to the right place then PRH
     
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  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    If you're hoping to return to full-time teaching I'd use some time to do some personal research into current educational practice / changes. Certainly what i did when not working. You can even put it down as 'personal CPD' on an application.

    You could try gathering together some resources, even making some of your own.
     
  4. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    Volunteer for charity work.

    Get fit.

    Learn to meditate.

    Start your autobiography.
     
  5. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    Volunteering? I quite fancy volunteering in a charity shop, but not enough free time, sadly.
     
  6. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Geocaching.
     
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  7. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Learning a language is a good idea.

    Look up courses in professional development for teachers. You can do some free courses at www.futurelearn.com
     
  8. senlady

    senlady Senior commenter

    Knit! It's great for coding.

    Also there are CPD courses on here.
     
  9. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I would think about a way you could run a business on the side while you're doing supply work. You might find it invaluable for the future.
     
    magic surf bus and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  10. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    You only need to volunteer for about 4 hours a week.
     
  11. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Learn to play a musical instrument.
     
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Write a novel

    Paint little models

    Climb mountains

    Help out with local elderly folks

    Set up a dog walking business
     
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Use the summer holiday to do all the things you'd like to do later in your full-time teaching career but won't have any time for. Spend as much time as possible in the sun, so you develop a strong memory of what it feels like - you'll need it. Savour the moments where there aren't at least seven other things that you should be doing instead, and most of them pointless. :)

    If you've opted for Supply you may have more spare time than you imagine - I speak from experience.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  14. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Just enjoy the luxury of having spare time, as you won't have any when you start teaching.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Go chasing men or women depending upon you inclination.
    Take up an allotment
    Do house work every day .your place wil be spotless.unlike mine..or get a job as a cleaner in people homes if you like that
    go cycling,hiking,camping,busing etc etc
    Myself i do not always feel as if I have enough time!
     
  16. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    nooooooo not knitting..I suffer from knitting mania in my house!
     
  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Volunteer to walk dogs of elderly or disabled people with The Cinnnamon Trust.
     
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