Today's a national holiday here in Turkey, so this is like Sunday evening for me. I have an insanely busy week coming up - 5 days of going all across Turkey. I work for a publishing company and my job has a few different parts to it. Teacher training, I love. Material creations, wonderful (especially when I can work from home). Classroom observations, fine. I feel like I'm being useful when I do those things at least. However, the part of my job I really don't like is known as "class visits". They don't happen much in Istanbul, but in the more rural (and usually conservative/religious) parts of the country, where so called "native speakers of English" are rare, they often ask for one of our team to come in for the day. Basically the goal is to go around, meet the students, answer their questions, get them speaking, maybe do some activities with them. Sometimes it's classroom by classroom, and sometimes it's in an auditorium with a stage and microphone and the whole school. At a good school it can be ok - the kids know you're coming, have prepared questions in advance, the teacher helps out with names and classroom management and stops them from asking rude/stupid questions which are personal or about religion. These good schools are rare though. Most of the time, the kids have no idea I am coming, have nothing to say, ask questions like "are you Muslim" or "do you like the president" or "do you eat kebab". I am an introvert and a day of meeting lots of new people, talking all day and being the centre of attention is, frankly, exhausting. It's also against my idea of teaching - it shouldn't be all about me, but about them.. My other colleagues don't seem to have a problem with class visits but they all seem to be extroverts and like attention. In the next two days I'm going to four schools - none of the students know I'm coming and I am dreading it. I have to get up at 6 o clock tomorrow to travel to another city and then stay in a hotel on my own and do the same again in another city the next day. I'm trying to think of some sort of activities to do so it isn't all about me. Basically I just wanted to get this off my chest, and if anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it. I'd actually like to tell my boss that I don't want to do class visits anymore - my background is in teaching adults and university students and not classes of Turkish primary students.