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3 ways to avoid summer ‘brain drain’
The summer slide impacts students more than you might think–here are 3 strategies you can use to combat it
Students and teachers usually can’t wait for summer–students, to have a break from classes, and teachers, to catch up on professional development and reflect on the previous school year, all while preparing for the start of the next school year.
Three strategies can help students, teachers, administrators, and community members improve educational outcomes, at the same time avoiding the summer slide and disconnectedness that comes from summer break.
These strategies have the added benefit of fitting into the regular school year, said Melissa Whipple, retired Family Outreach and Engagement Trainer at San Diego Unified Schools, who outlined the three approaches.
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