This week has been a little difficult for me. While exam week was great because I got to go home early every day, it's been brutal to jump right back into a full course load. Actually, with speaking tests, student trips, and "self-study" time, really I haven't had all my classes for quite some time. Now add in the fact that students are tired and lacking motivation now that exams are done--and this week has been a struggle.
I woke up today exhausted, without any motivation to teach. When I went to my first class, the students all looked surprised and told me that today is a test day.
No classes today.
Needless to say, I was relieved. However, why do my students have testing when they JUST finished final exams?
I mean, this is Korea after all. I don't know why I'm still surprised by this.