Our students these days are listening, watching, and consuming so much media there is actual research concerning the "too many screens" problem. One of the outcomes of that for teachers is that where in the past the inertia has been to allow a teacher to use his or her authority to demand quiet and attention, that is no longer so. Our leading class is almost another screen to students; one that they can simply ignore or decide to act out if they have something else to grab their attention.
So, in order to gain their attention again, we must start acting out ourselves. The following is my version of that. Following inspiration from a quote by Dr. Gregory House: "Everything sucks. So you might as well find something to smile about." Enjoy.