Tuesdays are exhausting. After a weekend of not having to worry about clocks, having to get up at 4:30 to get ready for work and getting wiped out after a long Monday and then having to get up AGAIN at 4:30 wears a dude down.
By the time Tuesday is done, I've remembered that I need to go to sleep before 9 and by Wednesday I'm alright.
But Tuesday's are rough.
After our conversation about choices yesterday, I found the majority of students taking notes and participating in discussions today. I'm still having the problem where students are asking questions that jump around in the curriculum.
"Mr. Aion, what would happen if the Earth just STOPPED rotating?"
I really need to get in the habit of turning it back on them.
"What do YOU think would happen? What do you know about the rotation?"
I also have the problem where I automatically answer questions that are shouted at me. It only encourages them to yell more.
I'm thinking about putting a pad of post-it notes on each table and having kids write down their questions and stick them to the back wall of the class. I want to foster these questions and make sure their interests are addressed. I just have difficulty with appropriate times.
Everything is about building good habits. It's hard for me to help foster good habits in them when I don't have those habits myself.
I was a TERRIBLE student.