Myself and a fellow instructor had to make a presentation at the general meeting yesterday. We'd put together a basic idea of what we would talk about, but I had several lessons before the meeting, so we couldn't refresh beforehand. Though I was nervous, the presentation went very well, and some very good questions were raised about how our programs should be presented. Which means we have to do it again in two weeks :p
I tend to enjoy my quiet time, especially on the weekends. So meeting some colleagues of my wife's for brunch, followed by seeing my family for dinner, was definitely a test of my energy. Despite that, I still managed to keep from zoning out (too much) and even learned some things about both groups I didn't learn before. The food was delicious too :)
Yesterday delivered a lot of opportunities for me to practice empathizing with others. First I walked in on one of my coworkers crying in the staff room because her dog is very sick and she needed to put him down. I didn't know her well, but I did my best to listen and tell her how lucky he was to have her. Then I visited a student of mine who's been hospitalized and might have brain cancer. She was trying to stay positive, but was understandably scared. Fortunately she believes in a lot of…Continue
Sundays are usually rest days for me - that means very little work gets done at all. I often feel a bit uncomfortable during these days, because part of me would like to do more. So I made yesterday a 'low-impact workday', meaning I did some work on the computer, in between gaming and other things. It left me feeling the day had been relaxing, but still fulfilling. A good way to go into the new week.