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Summer jobs for teachers who want something new

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Tutoring isn't your only option

Many teachers looking to snag extra cash during the summer months go the usual route: instructing summer school or tutoring. Others want something new — and different.

For these educators, summer is the perfect time to blow off some steam, said former social studies teacher Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. "It gives you time for renewal and reflection," she said.

Yet most teachers will need to supplement their income, said Carl Korn, the press secretary for New York State United Teachers.

Depending on your experience level and where you live, you could be making only $35,000 annually as a young teacher, he said, which is hardly enough for those paying off student loan debt. Unsurprisingly, teachers working over the summer is fast becoming the rule, not the exception, said Weingarten.

If you need the dough but it hurts to imagine grading tests all summer, there's good news: We have got some fun, off-beat jobs you might consider instead — ones that will spice up (or cool down) your summer, and get you out of the classroom.

By CNBC's Josh Weiss

Posted on 25 May, 2016

Salary information from PayScale and Salary Expert.

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