I’m taking a short break from curriculum writing, something I’ve been doing since I was released from school on Friday. I am also working on the two presentations I’m giving this summer:
I’ve also found teaching is a whole lot easier if I walk in the classroom in August and I have everything planned out for the year.
I still have to tweak things – if kids don’t get a unit I’ll have to change the way I covered it (and I’ll fix that next summer), and when the schedule gets changed I’ll have to make some changed.
It means I have more time to grade and interact with students when prep work during the year means giving a copy of the already prepared plans to my evaluator.