Tuesday, October 28, 2008

will it work?

Today is my first day "out". I am taking a personal day. While I sit at home and recover from some intense recent events in my life, in the front of my mind I am wondering if my systems at school are worth their salt.

Will my students actually work for a sub?

Will my plans be clear on the Google calendar?

Will my room be clean tomorrow?

As a seasoned teacher, and one who has had two major illnesses while teaching (think multiple days off to recover from super-virus and mono) taking time "off" from teaching usually translates to "oh crap, what a mess they made while I was gone, now it is time to clean up and get back on track."

Hopefully all systems are a go and this is avoided today. It helps to have a seasoned substitute. And the computers. And the calendars.

I am eager to see the student response to change today and how they roll with it.

1 comment:

Katie : said...

It's hard to be out, and then, come back and have to put out fires. but it sounds like you've done your part to make it go as well as it can go. As a teacher, I remind myself that in a week or two, it won't matter at all. In the grand scheme of things, it works out in the end as it's supposed to.

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