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:
- Certainty that you no longer know what you’re doing.
- Feeling so far behind you’ll never catch up.
- 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.