Teaching Without a Voice (Day 3)

Didn't think I was going to make it this long teaching without a voice, but here I am, a day from glorious, glorious (temporary) freedom. Today was actually a relatively good day. The main reason was that I was able to use the Christmas Party as leverage. Whenever there was too much talking I would look at my watch and start timing the class. I told them that if they wasted my time I would take the time back tomorrow when we were supposed to be having our party. It worked for the most part and I'm going to have to try to find a way to incorporate the same sort of motivation when we come back in January.

So, not much else to say for now. I made it to Winter Break and it feels like nothing short of a (Christmas?) miracle. I'm relieved to have made it this far and I'm thankful to my friends and family who have supported me through it all and to everyone who's been reading my chronicle of this year.

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Jose said…
That's pretty much how it goes for me. Then again, we both need to find more effective strategies on how to not let them control the time. I need to look back at what made some things work and what didn't. And I feel like it changes every year, too.

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