Today was a long day. And it is definitely work-related in its length. I teach 3 different classes. This is a full course load at my school; they are long classes.
In each of my 3 classes there is one (1) student (possibly two) that occupies most of the space in my brain that is trying to figure out what to do differently so that this one (or possibly two) students can have more success. And also not wreck everything for the rest of the class.
The complex problem in dealing with student behavior in one of my classes has now involved three teachers and the entire admin team. And I am not optimistic that anything will improve. Because I am being gloomy and doomy.
Do not feel clay-faced today. Just rather down. It even could feel like just a regular kind of down so long as it doesn't hang around for a long time.
But did just crawl into bed after school as i have done for the past three days. As an avoidance behavior. Didn't really nap. Just lay there with my eyes closed feeling my heart beat faster than it should while my mind raced and I tried to visualize good things happening in my classes.
Grateful Crap: fish sandwiches. Except I am not happy with fast food places that only serve fish sandwiches through Lent and then stop serving them but still have their big signs up advertising the existence of said sandwiches. And also still list them on their menu. But then tell you in their tinny scratchy intercom voice that they are no longer serving fish. And even though I just went to Easter stuff at my in-laws I forgot that means that Lent is done. (Not an important celebration for me. Except for fish sandwiches)
I think I am still on track to post daily for a while, but I don't remember.
meds 200 mg lamotrigine
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