Mondays and Fridays are the worst days to teach.
As a student I remember being sleepy all of Monday and anxious all of Friday.
It hasn't changed since my role has shifted . . .
. . . Mondays are difficult to teach because you need to motivate and wake them up & Fridays require a lot of mental stability to withstand their whining and constant glances at the watch . . .
What do i do ?
I drink coffee.
I walked around a lot.
I never stop talking.
This is an example of what I would say in less than 20 seconds . . .
"I'm more like hey hey hey why isn't your book out [as they are walking into the class] come on come on we're late, today is a good day to read, we're reading until you beg for water, let's go let's go ... guideline questions are on the board, already sent them to your emails too ... can't make up any excuses ... why aren't your books out yet? I'm missing people ? Who's not here? Why isn't your shirt in? Tuck in your shirt with one arm and turn the pages with the other ..."
I have done this before ... don't think me crazy, I enjoy it, some of them laugh, and I know, as always, some probably hate me when I get that way... but, at least, it gets them to WORK. :)