MiniBreak Fever

Over the last 30+ years of being involved in education (on one side or the other), I can’t remember a time when I didn’t come down with MiniBreak Fever after a hiatus longer than 4 days.

MiniBreak Fever symptoms include:

  1. Certainty that you no longer know what you’re doing.
  2. Feeling so far behind you’ll never catch up.
  3. Fear that you no longer know any of the other people involved.

It’s real; you may suffer from it, and certainly so do many of your students.

So go easy tomorrow. Go easy on yourself, go easy on your students.

MiniBreak Fever dissipates within a few hours of returning to school. Your calm, welcoming, non-judging attitude will help it to resolve even faster.