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Oct 19 2010

My Workout Plan

I wasn’t feeling well today, and it surprised me how incapable it made me of teaching. It never struck me how much energy I use teaching until I couldn’t muster up that energy today. Managing kids requires a ton of moving around to be in ten places at once. Teaching requires strong voice to project information across the class without yelling. I have a tendency to literally run from one part of the room to another to point something out. Just thinking to stay one step ahead of middle schoolers is probably exercise. It’s no wonder being at work makes me incredibly hungry. I get it now.

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