We had a 3 hour delay today so that 75 kids could retake their standardized tests. Since I wasn't proctoring, I got a ton of work done.
My 6th period Astronomy class is the only one I have when we do testing so I thought it would be nice to have them watch the episode of Cosmos that deals with Venus, the next planet we'll be examining.
Then my projector crapped out.
Instead, we had random discussions. I expect tomorrow will be similar.
Not my best day as a teacher, but certainly not my worst.
The physics class received a quiz with all of the answers on it. It took them several questions to realize what was going on. When one student began looking comically confused, my statement to him was "maybe that's not what I'm testing."
I've been telling them for a while that I care more about the process than the result, so I was hoping that by giving them the answers, they would know where they were supposed to end and could focus more on the journey.
We will see what happens when I grade them.