Generally taking a break from the pressure of duties is a release. In schools around the world, the dilemma arises as to whether or not to give homework to students during winter break.
Here’s what I think: Students should disconnect from all learning in this period, even teachers. So I’m in favor of a total break.
Because vacations increase productivity and creativity!
Teachers should take a break during this period, to give themselves more time to reflect, think, rest, organize ideas, etc.
It is proven that if you “turn off” your brain and don’t think about work, you will find inspiration in the books you can read, in the movies you can watch, in the songs you can listen to.
You will see how conversations with family members, meetings with friends, entertainment with relatives or with society will increase your productivity in the long run.
Give yourself the luxury of reading during this period
I am convinced that if you ask high school students what book they have read just for pleasure, they will most likely tell you a book from their childhood. Everything else they read later was not for pleasure, but was required by the curriculum. This does not happen because the students do not like the book, but because in the free time they have during the school day, they want the phone more.
If you don’t give students tasks, obligations that they have to fulfill, but just direct them to the art book, just for fun, you will be surprised how many fresh thoughts they will come up with. Homework, in recent years, has become a critical object. They are considered unnecessary and very stressful.
By burdening mothers with homework, you send them the wrong message
By burdening them with homework, you prevent them from appreciating their time with their family. Find the balance with your students, talk with them about the importance of family, sleep, art book, cultural activities during this period, because the student has a whole year at his disposal for homework.