Their need, my exhaustion all grouped together with the fact that I still am not sure how to deal with the maturity level of 7th graders means that I'm not the teacher that I should be. I find myself getting annoyed VERY easily by things at which I would laugh earlier in the day.
I need to have some conversations with my colleagues about how to combat this. Perhaps we need to devise different activities for the afternoon group.
Maybe I should just ask them to come in earlier...
|"Yes, Trevor, but if you could answer a little more quietly, that would be sublime."