Does Christmas time impact the behavior of students?

Does Christmas time impact the behavior of students?

Nora B.

 Around the time of Christmas students have unintentional bad behavior and can make learning harder and less successful during this time.
According to Mrs. Lee she says her students are different around winter break and student behavior really does change. First, the excitement for holidays and a long break adds to more yelling out and overall bouncy behavior. After winter break, many of Mrs. Lee’s students start changing into what she likes to call “stinky-winky 8th graders” which is to say that they get more responsible, yet also much more snarky during Christmastime. 
Teaching is still a tough job, but managing these new behaviors does present a little more difficulty. Next, when kids talk and get excited about their Christmas traditions students who do not celebrate Christmas may feel isolated or left out. According to Maren Orten, her family does not celebrate Christmas and she feels excluded when people talk about their Christmas traditions and memories. As you can see Christmas changes students behavior which makes teaching harder and makes some kids feel excluded.