29 December 2011

School Breaks

Is it that December was busier than normal or that a three and a half month term, without a long weekend or other longish break, just makes everything feel busier? Maybe it's the weather changing? Whatever the reason, the good news is the Xmas hols brings a whole two and a half weeks to switch off and relax. Well....almost.

Half way through the holidays now, and already I feel refreshed and ready to go again. December is really "pesado". The students are tired, restless and don't turn up to class half the time. The teachers are tired, short on patience and everybody is just waiting for Christmas to arrive - or, I should say, a decent break.

If only Spanish schools had a half term similar to the UK or USA. Well....I don't think this will happen any time soon because there are so many one day fiesta holidays. But I do think that students (and teachers) suffer from learning fatigue when a term lasts 3 to 4 months without a chance to switch off for a few days. What do you think?


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