One of the earliest pieces of advice I got as a teacher was to "be comfortable with silence." Sometimes when you ask a question, you get crickets instead of an answer. This can be infuriating especially if it is something you've been over a million times. You get angry and then you start talking to them or telling them the answer instead of letting them feel uncomfortable enough to go find the answer on their own.
The other thing I do is bother and distract them when they are silently working. I lose all ability to use my time effectively and ask each kid a million questions or try to help without being asked because I'm bored.
I demand silence and it kills me. It's not actually what I want, but I demand it anyway. So silly.
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