Hi Deino. It is good to see a fellow educator here. What's your age group? It looks like 13 to 16 year-old. Mines 16 to 19 year-old.
Sorry I missed do reply to this part ... In fact it a typical German detail: When you want to become a teacher, you need to study at least two subjects - in my case even three: I studied Chemistry, Sports and Geography (since all three are only subsidiary subjects unlike the major subjects like German, Mathematics, English and French) - and at my school, in fact a typical "Gymnasium" I have classes ranging from the 5th up to the 12th grade, so they are between 10 and up to 18 years old.
Chemistry and sport? That's unusual combination. But I supposed it depends on the level you're teaching.
Mine is economics and accounting. (because I've degrees in both subject) It is to pre-university students. It is funny this year, I hear from my colleagues that some students are "behaving better" (I don't get this problem, because I stamp it out quite hard). Because of the pandemic this year, there are no exams. The students grades are to be assessed by their lecturers. So some students are being extra nice. Lol
And don't get me wrong, we encourage group participation as well. But it just this pandemic thing At the moment. Everyone has to be two meter apart etc. I see you got mask on. We've to have mask and visor, and some lecturers even wear gloves. But now we moved online because of lick down. Im Germany is in lock down too. I thought your country was one of the better ones in fighting this pandemic.
Well, I also thought my "country was one of the better ones in fighting this pandemic" but typical to our federal system, rules set by the government were soon enough softened by the federal governments and in my country the biggest aim was between August until December to leave school open and to teach with only minor restrictions.