You know the ones, things like:
"It must be nice not working all summer..." or
"You only work 9 months out of a year..." or
"I bet it must be so easy being a teacher with those long holidays..."
I personally prefer to describe it as "we fit one year's work in 9 months", but most teachers I know do still even work during the holidays, whether it is at home researching and developing lesson plans, or in their classrooms setting up and making the environment a fun and exciting learning experience. In my 10 year career, I have come to peace with the notion that a teacher's work is never done, but we still don't let that stop us from trying!
If you're wrapping up the school year soon, I have created some fun, stress free lesson plans to get you through the last few weeks that you should check out! I hope you have a wonderful end to the year and an even more wonderful summer break! To those of us who still have a way to go, stay strong and keep your head up - I'll be here with you!