At least, I'm a teacher who understands that teaching a whole lot of young men and women from the Boston area requires that I acknowledge that their Red Sox are going to be top priority. After getting home from work today, I did some Treadmilling, then I prepped for my SAT class, then I revamped my current Sequence Schedule for my comp classes.
See, I heart the Yankees. I may have been raised in New England, but I'm a New Yorker at heart, and I cannot in good conscience root for any team other than the Yankees. I also understand the pull the Red Sox have on their fans' hearts.
I promised my students--whose eyes brightened when they saw "Red Sox" on the day's Agenda--that I would minimize their homework during the World Series. And wait until they see that I've canceled class for a Research Day in the library on November 2nd.
They'll learn; even if I am a Yankees fan, I'm a rock star teacher! At least until they get to the last Sequence, in which I plan to make up for the minimal homework I'm giving them now.
I think I'm going to call it quits on my 13 hour day. That's enough time to give to teaching in a day, isn't it?