This concept of free time is new to me. I find myself scrambling to keep busy for the sake of having something to do. Aside from Seedbed 1 (which is seriously giving me a workout..), the other students in my other classes are really calm. Or they are super used to my teaching style, so they just know to stay on track with their work. Which means, during thinking project time, I kind of just sit back, make sure they have crayons, and grade tests or do online grading. They’re really nice about letting me do work too. Sure, I do the hawk-eye glance once in awhile to make sure no one is killing anyone but that’s it. With Seed 1, I’ll tell them to be quiet and they’ll do so for 10 minutes before I tell them to shut up again 🙂 I’m not used to having such an easy time with my job. I’m not used to be so relaxed. And I’m not even shutting myself away from anything. I still answer questions from time to time.
Perhaps this boost in productivity will be a good thing. I hope I don’t start slacking off in the middle of the term hahahah… I do have an ER class every Wednesday night now… yay essay book! Can’t wait to play that Korean vocabulary game again. Man, this makes me miss Alex… =( Perhaps with all my new-found free time, I’ll even clean my apartment… forreals this time.