Saturday, 2 September 2017

Now Teaching: Week 0

I will be coming back after a year away from teaching. There were nine weeks until the start of school (which is right after labour day) but any teacher who doesn’t come in at least once in the week prior to that (to figure out classroom setup, make photocopies, et cetera, all at no pay) is crazy. So if that’s “Week 0”, we’re... there. That happened.
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I’ve been a little bit all over the map this week, but I guess average stress was the same? Wednesday’s the only weekday I didn’t leave the house to do something teaching related. I think maybe I’m good for the first day of classes? Not for the days after though, those remain very sketchy. So I guess I got in as much writing as I could. I also did that summer summary post, which crystallized where the last few months have gone (I know where 2016 went).

Housekeeping - from “may never get to” - nixing “weed through/organize emails”, I probably got as much of that done in passing as I ever will. Also “French Citizenship project” because I don’t want it glaring at me for the next 10 months, it’s definitely a summer project at minimum due to the paperwork. And “series on BIAS” for similar reasons. I may junk the articles next week, we’ll see. I guess I’ll keep books; I still have too many to even enumerate separately.

In two days, everything changes. I won’t be able to stay up on Monday to watch all of “Radio Dead Air”, for one.

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Item counts run Sunday (Aug 28) to Saturday (Sept 2).

Step Count 2016: About 57,550.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 68,000. 20 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Posted ConBravo recaps, continued T&T rewrites, read and walked.

SchoolMail 2016: 22 (2 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 59 New (13 sent)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -On Monday got keys, did physical room setup, checked logins, etc
 -On Tuesday, PD session downtown
 -Organized all the electronic clutter from school
 -On Thursday, cleaned up files, learned Google Classroom
 -On Friday, finalized course outlines, photocopied

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Coloured “Epsilon” image and wrote a behind the scenes post
 -Coloured banner/intro and launched on Tapas(tic)
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Drew and inked strip for this Monday
 -Drew and inked strip for next Monday



OTHER ITEMS:
 -MosaiCanada exhibition with family
 -Dinner with much friends Monday
 -Lawn care (mowing and weeding)
 -Dining with in-laws
 -Saturday brunch with friends

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -TEACHING OMG WTF. Also Labour Day Parade.

STUFF I MAY NEVER GET TO:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 5 (ACS Standby)

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