Today my post ovulation hormone surge did not meet kindly with senioritis. I felt it right away so I just stayed back. "Here's what you need to do today--do not get in the way of anyone trying to accomplish that. I'm going to be over here at my desk putting in grades and returning your emails." I made a wise decision today; letting them strangle, I mean inspire, each other instead of me doing it.
Keeping my distance helped the day go much smoother than I had imagined after that first surge of rage, I mean disbelief, I mean concern; I could feel in my blood at the beginning of second. I spotted it , I named it, I got the hell away from it. Day finished and a lot was accomplished.
A-ha: The kids probably appreciate it when a teacher knows when to go away.
Reminder: But at the same time we get to experience moving moments like the Principals awards when a kid almost cries and scholarship night when a lot of kids cry. Crying because they are proud of themselves.