During lunch the other day, we shared embarrassing moments. Mine is embarrassing, but not in the traditional prat-fall or Freudian slip sorta way.
I had given an assignment to my students, and they set themselves to work. The classroom was full of discussion, movement, and writing while I answered e-mails and read a series of memos from the front office.
Now, a pertinent detail to note is that I had barely slept the night before because of a long drive to a school across the state, and I was frankly exhausted. After a 90 minute night’s sleep and a long staff meeting to start the day, I felt the weariness begin to creep into my eyes as the computer screen began to blur as I rested my head on my chin and continued to read.
Suddenly, my head dropped with my chin banging into my chest waking me. I looked at the clock on my computer and realized ten minutes had passed. I quickly glanced up at the room of students, and no one noticed!
Either I create the greatest assignments, or I am almost useless in the classroom. At least least that’s how I summed up the story for the lunch bunch. 🙂