Today. Oh, today.
Today I had to whip out the "Take a Break" talk.
Is it true irony if I was interrupted by shout outs during a talk about shouting out?
I knew I needed it, it's true. It was confirmed today, after my talk, when I was approached by Rain Dancer. He handed me a list and simply said "Here they are."
"What's this?" I said, scanning the list of names.
"It's a list. A list of students who were talking."
"Talking? When?" (Knowing, that in my classroom, I channel Organized Chaos and it's usually a loud productive mess).
"Talking too loudly. Talking when you were talking. Some of them were whispering, but I got 'em. I wrote them down."
We need noise-cancelling headphones, and stat.