My students' questions are annoying me. I'm tired. I don't feel great, but one question woke me right up.
One of my girls turned around and looked at me sitting at my desk. I had prepared a review to jog their memories from the break and she asked, "Mister, when are you going to come up here and teach?" I almost fell out of my chair. I had to gather myself for a second and and respond, "in about one minute when the timer is up..." There was no timer. She caught me. I fell into the desk trap and was inputting grades while they taught themselves.
What did I do after that? Got up and started to instruct. She demanded her education from me and I gave her just that. It ended up being a good class for all of us. Way to start the first day back.