Well, not every day can be a tour de force.
Today was the first day back from an eventful and journeysome Thanksgiving break. The incumbent exhaustion from that, combined with absolute value equations (meh), is not a recipe for inspired teaching.
Still, my Algebra 1 class went all right. Absolute value was new to a few students, but pretty quickly everyone was on board with thinking these problems through.
It’s good to be reminded that learning can happen even when the stars are not beautifully aligned.