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What a Long Day

September 10th, 2013 at 06:45 am

Except for two breaks yesterday, I taught from 8am until 10pm. Everything went very well, but I'm glad I only have five weeks left of my evening class. What a grind.

Especially when it's a long day like that, I tend to go on auto pilot, making sure students are engaged and getting the information, but not probably as open to their emotional reactions. Last night, my confused student who couldn't find Pride and Prejudice and seems addicted to her phone talked to me after class. She wanted to let me know she'd be late next week as she's having wisdom teeth pulled. Would you go to class after having teeth pulled? I tried to reassure her a bit, but oddly, for someone who usually appears very tough, she broke down in tears and started telling me how scared she was to have her teeth pulled. The emotional angst of first weeks just adds to the exhaustion.

Off to a London meeting this morning before my class. These are busy busy weeks.

3 Responses to “What a Long Day”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    No, I wouldn't have my teeth pulled and then go to class. Sounds like she is anxious about the situation...as my daughter will be if she has to have that done. Take care of you while you are so busy!

  2. baselle Says:

    Sounds like that student's distractions are pileing up higher than she can handle - she's everywhere which means she's nowhere. And no, I wouldn't be late after a wisdom tooth pulling, I would be absent.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Yep, she's pulled in many directions and is starting to snap from the stretching.

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