So I tried my new lesson today, which I had used yesterday, after jettisoning the other one. It worked surprisingly well. Most of the students were on task – even the weaker ones managed to do a bit of it at least.
My last lesson was observed by another foreign teacher – not my manager but a friend. He teaches the same grade as me, and enjoyed the lesson too – I think. He had had similar feelings about the lesson we had to teach originally, so that was a relief.
Overall, a good day and nice end to a difficult week.