I was so sleepy today that I was an eye-rubbing yawning mess in one of my private classes, and I felt bad.....not good teaching at all.
I had two hot chocolates as a kind of sugar/mild caffeine jolt to see if I could improve the situation.
Then I taught another class and things were still not exactly bright.
But some of the kids in that second class were having some anger management issues. I have no idea what had gone on before hand, but I actually had a kid go at another kid in class.
I was nervous of letting them all go, thinking they would end up in a brawl outside....I don't know what had happened to them that day, if they had fought about something before class, or if they were just having a day.
Pulled them out, in pairs, alone....talked to them,
it got a bit better...
they all made an effort to pull it together.
I remembered they were all up till at least 1am watching the Barca game last night....
You guessed it,
Hot chocolate all around.
We left class a little early and I stood at the machine and dished it out.
Can't say they all left happy, but I think everyone got home without punching anyone.
Chocolate and sleep. Makes the world go around, no?