Did you know … It takes about six weeks each fall to compensate for the summer learning loss?

Blog / News | 22-06-23

The summer season is around the corner, and we are all looking forward to some well-deserved vacation time. However, amidst the excitement of summer, there’s a phenomenon that often goes unnoticed: the Summer Slide

While it’s wonderful to forget about work for a while, it also means that we tend to forget crucial competencies a little. The lack of consistent practice and intellectual stimulation can lead to a regression in skills and knowledge retention. And when we return to work after the summer break, we find ourselves spending precious time brushing up and making up for the learning loss we experienced during our vacation. It’s like sliding down a steep slope and having to climb back up to reach the proficiency levels we had before the break. Fortunately, there’s something we can do to mitigate the effects of the Summer Slide. 

Staying on track during your vacation may not sound appealing, but it can significantly accelerate your return to optimal performance once your break ends. Prevention is key when it comes to combating summer learning loss. By dedicating just a few minutes each week to learning and retention, you can prevent your proficiency from dipping too low and ensure a quick recovery after your well-deserved vacation.

Want to talk about how to fight the Summer Slide? Call or email us and we’ll be happy to tell you more.

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Niels van Wijk

Email: niels@drillster.com
Phone: +31627597477