Summer: The Eight-Week Planning TimePosted: June 2, 2012
I have exactly 8 weeks off this summer. Instead of lounging around all summer, I have the following on my plate:
- Learning the new gradebook and attendance system so I can teach the teachers when we get back.
- Ditto with the new testing system.
- All-day planning meeting next week.
- Attend a local conference.
- (Maybe) attend a virtual conference.
- Read four books for the county office and write questions for students on them.
- Develop over 100 hours of content from scratch for the Mass Communications class I’ll be teaching.
- Read “Understanding by Design” and the workbook that comes with in.
- Oh, and read “The First Days of School” for good measure.
- Process incoming data from “the big test” so that others can use it easily (an ongoing task).
- And respond to the kind of problems that can’t wait until I return oh-so-soon at the end of July.
I’m not complaining. It’s nice to be busy. And I might pick up some shifts at the bookstore for good measure. I’ll be taking two entire weeks off to go visit my Mom, so I’ll end up with plenty of stress-free time. That said, I still owe my body plenty of sleep from the school year! And I’m trying to pick up the exercise/diet pace. The summer is going to fly by; I’ll be back at my desk before I know it!