… is what I’ve mind-shouted at myself numerous times today.
I absolutely, completely, utterly, totally messed up my Upper-Intermediate lesson today after going over the notes SO MANY TIMES last night. I had it all planned out nicely, had a little conversation / starter ready, had a movie trailer to link in to the ‘film review’ section we were working on.
And guess what guys? Guess what?
I COMPLETELY FORGOT TO MENTION THE FILM IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.
I ended up just washing over it completely and moving on to discuss writing a film review, then getting the students to write one themselves, then pair-check for errors and suggestions.
I could have just smacked myself on the head for my complete stupidity and total lack of awareness of my own plans.
I felt guilty. I’m not going to lie. I spent a good hour questioning my worth as a teacher.
- Did I let my class down?
- Were they bored?
- Oh god they hate me.
- Why am I such an idiot?
- Why can’t I teach?!
Above are the thoughts that flashed in my mind continuously throughout my afternoon.
I’m sorry guys. I am.
I’ve spent the last 4 hours planning for my lessons tomorrow, and honestly hope that it all turns out at least 100x better than today’s disaster.