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Helping Your Student Avoid The 3rd Quarter Slump

Helping Your Student Avoid The 3rd Quarter Slump

By Sedonna Prater, Director, Curriculum and Instruction for the Knoxville Diocese Catholic Schools

 

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Typically after the holidays and the frenzied buying of frantic Christmas shoppers, retailers prepare for a decline in sales. The reasons for the commercial “winter slump” are fairly predictable: lack of new merchandise, shopper fatigue, and depletion in shopper discretionary resources (money). Students and educators can also go through a “slump” during the first part of the second semester. While many people approach the new year with bright new resolutions, within a few weeks, these resolutions are often forgotten or abandoned. Failed resolutions can cause a sense of sadness and if coupled with a touch of seasonal blues, depression. Similar to the pre- holiday euphoria is the post-holiday let-down. The stage is set for a slump. Read more →