It always happens the same way. You’re just settling your class down, perhaps they’re a little rowdier than normal, or maybe it just seems that way, whichever the reality, you’re always distracted and never quite on your toes. This is when the administrator slips in, notebook and observation sheet in hand. There’s that brief flash of panic as you crane your neck to peer at your calendar. Did you forget? Was this scheduled? No, it wasn’t. If you’re completely honest, you’re a bit tired and weren’t planning on breaking any pedagogical ground today. There’s nothing to do, but briefly make eye contact, give the administrator a nod of your head, and press on to try to salvage something of the situation.