Although, I had a pretty good time yesterday, I seriously considered quitting today. The kids were sooooo bad! Well, my last period was.
We are on block schedule. So yesterday, I had a different set of kids for 3 periods. Also, we did not do any real work. Just - get-to-know-you activities. We had a good time. I should have done the same today, but I felt like I was slacking on my duties. Furthermore, I was given all kinds of warnings about being too relaxed the first part of school.
Today I started out being strict and doing real math without getting to know the students. My last class did not respond well and tried to push every button. I ended up giving about 5 detentions and sending two students out of the class.
Very bad, I know.
But teaching (I am told) is about trial and error and so I will just have to start over on Thursday.