Well, I finally took a look at what some of the effects are of sleep deprivation… the results? Actually, teachers are in a terrible spot to be losing sleep over anything when the two most-affected brain functions are:
- Verbal performance
What could I use those for during the day?
Really, this post was a celebration of a good day of hard work and comradeship. I spent 3:30-5 a.m. this morning in something of a nap after a very tumultuous/panicked falling-asleep experience. Today was just great. Both of my lessons went very well. (And I was complemented on my performance! Always refreshing…) I got cracking on more planning for the rest of the week and really got to the point where I was comfortable going out to lunch with the staff without sacrificing writing/prep time.
Shout out to my split-a-cookie-at-the-end-of-the-day partner: she really reminded me how to smile today!