Thursday we continued with speeches since we didn’t get through very many of them on Tuesday. I am trying not to freak out about it too much, but that puts us behind. I thought that we would only have 3 speeches or so on Thursday, but we had 6 speeches to go. That meant that the time I had planned to be lecturing over presentation aids was just not there. We were able to start the chapter and go over the first key idea–what are the different types of presentation aids, but that is all.
Now I am in a difficult spot because I have my evaluator coming on Tuesday. There is nothing that says that we can’t finish up chapter 10, have the quiz, and then begin chapter 8 on language. But, Chapter 8 is kind of long and I found this really good 5 minute video clip that I think will really segue us into a discussion about language. I guess I am just afraid that my students will complain about having a quiz over material that we didn’t discuss in class. On one hand I kind of agree, but then on the other hand I think, it’s in the book, it’s fair game.
I’m also nervous about my evaluator coming on Tuesday because I am going to be absent on Thursday because of the bartender flair competition. You are not supposed to cancel class– you get paid to be there and to teach. But, it was short notice so I didn’t really have the opportunity to get a substitute. And it’s review, so I’m not sure how much a substitute would help. I guess I thought that the students would be happy, but I have a couple of them murmuring their complaints. Ahhh, who knows. I hope that it will work itself out.
Long time readers of this blog know that on speech days I tend to dress a little more casual. I’ve worn elements of this outfit together before, but to my knowledge I’ve never worn these exact three pieces together before. It’s nothing all that fancy– just a shirt, cardigan, and some pants. But, I went to school with clothes on and I followed all (one) of our dress code rules: no jeans. So, it’s a win.
What do you think? Do you think that this outfit is too casual? Or, is it appropriate because I am sitting down evaluating speeches and not lecturing in the front of the room?
Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts about whether I should finish the chapter before giving the quiz, or just give them the quiz first thing? I am nervous about my evaluation because I want to do well and I’ve never met this person so I don’t know anything about him.