Teaching Strategies to Re-Engage Students After Winter Break

The November slump is real. It happens when kids get restless with the onset of the approaching winter break. It’s time when kids need to be focused for imminent state tests and midterms, yet their heads are still anchored in vacation mode.
However, with some pre-planning and engaging teaching strategies, you can help defeat the dreaded winter slump. Here are some essential teaching strategies that educators can use to re-engage kids after winter break. Frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox penned this one – she should know, since she’s a seasoned elementary school educator based on the East Coast.
Janelle’s ideas include:
  • Embrace Technology
  • Divert Students with a Brain Break
  • Give Students Time to Share
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article like this: “The return after winter break is not only hard on teachers, but on the students as well. If you want students to get back on track and refocus their energy on top-quality learning, then be sure to pay attention to see when students are getting off track. Remind students to stay focused and stick to the goals they have set for themselves. It may take some time, but before you know it, your classroom will be running just as smooth as how you left it before break.”
Do you have any teaching strategies to re-engage students after winter break? Please share your teaching strategies in the comment section, we would love to hear what works for your students.
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