Back to School

5 Jan

It is time to get back into the swing of things. The holidays are over. The days of going to bed late and getting up even later are a thing of the past. School is almost back in session.

Today, I am working on this semester’s schedule. When will tests be given? When will assignments be due? I like to give everything its proper space and not overwhelm the students all at once. Other teachers must use a similar formula for such things because students always complain that we schedule tests and papers at the same times. They are convinced that we work together to make their academic lives as difficult as possible.

Actually, I have never consulted another teacher about their schedule of events. I reckon that we happen to use the same scheduling techniques. Of course, we could have been brainwashed at some undisclosed location and hardwired to think like each other.

Today, I work on classes. Tomorrow, I work on classes. Wednesday, I have another matter to deal with. Thursday, I have faculty meetings. Friday, I have faculty meetings. That is how the week before classes begin usually goes.

So much time and so little to do. Wait, that is what Willy Wonka said.Willy Wonka

Actually, there is so little time and so much to do. That means I should be working on this schedule instead of blogging. That means that this post is coming to an unceremonious close.

7 Responses to “Back to School”

  1. Kentucky Angel January 5, 2015 at 21:27 #

    Many of the reasons I never wanted to teach, although I have done some substitute teaching in my lifetime. I have so much respect for all teachers, and the amazing job you all do. My hat, if I were wearing one at the moment, is off to all teachers.

    • Rick January 5, 2015 at 23:19 #

      Thanks. It’s a frustrating but rewarding job. Inside the classroom is good. Outside can wear you down.

      • Kentucky Angel January 6, 2015 at 01:28 #

        My daughter home teaches one of her 4, an ADHD son who will graduate High School with his twin sister this year. She has her teaching certificate and her hubs is a PhD teaching at U of K, but she stopped out of home teaching when the 18 year old was 6 and couldn’t be managed in a regular school. Hard to manage home schooled as well, but less confusion for him.

  2. satanicpanic January 6, 2015 at 05:57 #

    I love the ender on this post

    • Rick January 6, 2015 at 14:07 #

      Thanks. He is a great man, and I hope I did a good enough job describing him.

  3. jcalberta January 6, 2015 at 21:27 #

    “NOOOOOOOO …..”

    • Rick January 6, 2015 at 21:29 #

      Unfortunately, yes.

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