If the fire and passion for your students is waning , if that spark of enthusiasm you need to be your best in the classroom is flickering , you need a recess . A time of restoring your energy and drive . A time alone with God . Shut out the cares of the day and take a few minutes with the Master . Feel yourself enraptured in His love as you enjoy uplifting scripture , practical devotional thoughts , and inspiring quotations . Let your spirit be renewed as God's Word and the encouragement of others take you away to a quiet place - even if for just a moment .