When you are a teacher, sometimes you get worn out.
I mean WORN OUT. It’s inevitable. That’s why I endorse caffeine. After all, when you teach teens, they have hormones, sugar and youth on their side. Caffeine is the great equalizer. It allows me to hit another gear when I ordinarily would not have another gear in me but oh-so-desperately need it.
You can take away my paper supply, you can take away my access to resources, you can take away the electricity, pencils and even my chair — I’ll be just fine. But take away my caffeine and the game is over.