Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Too Sick, Too Tired

I came down with a cold or something on Monday and honestly, I haven't been able to do much other than work, come home, and lay in bed.

This throws a wrench into my training and teaching schedule, which is probably what annoys me more than anything else.  It's hard to even mentally practice, as my brain is not operating properly.

Well, that, and the blinding headache. And the lack of energy. And the cough.  And the achiness. And being so damn cold (and then so damn hot and then so damn cold)...

I'm grateful that my husband and I run Mid-Cities Arnis together.  I don't want to get my students sick with what I have, after all.

But so many of us don't have that choice.  My teacher runs our school by himself, for example, and when he had a pretty bad illness a few weeks ago, he had no choice but to shut down classes for a week and a half.  It's not always easy to find another skilled person to cover your classes, either.

So I want to know your thoughts on this.

If you're a student - how would you want a teacher to handle his or her classes when they are sick?  Should they still hold classes if they're sick (assuming it's something not, y'know, serious, but just a run of the mill cold or something)?  Should they cancel?  How do you feel about that as a student?

If you teach - how do you handle being sick and running your classes?

I eagerly await your comments.

*sniffles*  *cough*