Random Bullets: Is it October already?

  • You’re never fully prepared sometimes.  I spent the summer developing my course.  And yet, the other day, after going over my plan, tweaking a few things, and adding others, I still didn’t feel prepared enough, and I still feel like, afterwards, the lesson could use some work.
  • Once a week is not enough for my middle school technology classes.
  • Prep and grading sometimes fall to the bottom of the priority list when you have other things to do.  And I really hate that.
  • I feel way more comfortable in the classroom than I did last year, especially when it comes to classroom management.
  • I sat down at lunch today and said, “I love this place.” And I meant it.  My colleagues are awesome.
  • I’m running in-service day this Friday.  It’s been a real pleasure organizing.  People have stepped forward and really helped me out.  And really, it’s run by the rest of the faculty who are leading workshops for the day.
  • On the home front, I’m a little obsessed with Geeky Boy’s impending (in two years) entrance to college.  He seems not just ambivalent, but downright uninterested.  Sigh.
  • I’ve signed up for an online CS course that covers some of the advanced stuff I haven’t really gotten into much.  I’m looking forward to it, and I’m looking forward to taking some more CS-related courses in areas that I might teach–iOS programming, for example.  Always something new in my field.

One Reply to “Random Bullets: Is it October already?”

  1. Based on comments on College Confidential, it’s not at all unusual for boys (in particular) to be uninterested in college stuff.

    Some parents find that their kids are more interested once they spend some time on a campus.

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