If you are a teacher you might be feeling down, depressed, frustrated, hopeless... you can insert your negative adjective. Your student's poor behavior may be standing out more than their greatness at this point. If you aren't a brand new teacher you may remember that this time last year (especially if you are like me and holidays are few and far between right about now) you felt the same way. Don't worry, though, we are all going through the same thing right now. The seasons are changing. The days are getting shorter and for some reason the students are getting squirrelier (they are itching for some days off as much as you are you can bet your sweet arse). It is just not a very uplifting time of year. But don't worry there is light at the end of this tunnel and it is called Winter Break and it will be here before we know it. (Just look at how fast Halloween has came.) After Winter Break it is all down hill from there and the next thing you know we will be at Spring Break and then wrapping up another year and it will be time for this whole cycle to reset and restart. Here's a graphic for all you visual learners out there.