However, I am particularly scatterbrained at the moment. Concentrating at work is difficult, and I'm also yammering on more than usual. The bad thing about this is that I'm in an industry where TTT (teacher talk time) is a no-no. It's a strange situation, as students like you more if you talk to them and they know more about you, but as teachers we know it's better if we talk less and the students talk more.
However, my chattiness has seemed to get two classes who were both quite skeptical about me friendlier this week. The fact is that I'm almost glad about this particular side effect, as it seems to have improved my professional life for once.