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Let us maintain our chill composure

One of the things you learn the hard way when teaching English is that mental preparation is as important as coursework preparation. You may have the best lesson plan ever, but if you are too upset, you will start jumping from point to point, misread excercise numbers and, worst of all, have trouble reading a classes reaction to it.

Because of this I think the worst thing about private language academies is the fact that you have no breaks between lessons most of the time. You finish one class at 7:45PM only to start another one immediately in the same classroom, so you have no time to cool down after your pupils got on your nerves.

This is what happened to me today, as my 8 year olds managed to get me to lose my cool and the adult after them was a complete disaster. Sigh... this job gets to you, man.