That time of year…

With the end of my summer just behind me, it is that time of year for me to start monitoring how I spend my time. The idea came from Laura Vanderkam’s book 168 hours: You have more time than you think you haveContinue reading

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May… The start of Summer…

Prior to joining the college world, I was a middle school science teacher. 8th grade to be exact… Around May school would let out and the summer would begin. This involved doing some kind of professional development, taking courses, or participating in various activities to become a better teacher. What I’m saying is, no break during the summer… Continue reading

I’m Super Woman…

Where I left off last week… Let me add a side note that yes I said “last week”… I had talked about the wonders of creating this great plan for the next 5 years of my life in academia that I would follow to the letter of the law. Yes, I would follow it and use it to save my life from too much work or anything that did not fit into my vision of a successful journey to promotion and tenure… Well, Continue reading

January 1st till March 7th…

Well, I have been working on my 5 year plan versus my Christmas Card in Advance. The 5 year plan was a good idea to see what was going to require lots of time to accomplish and what do I want to spend my time on. For now, let’s just say what I want to do and what I am doing either is right on or is at odds of what I am doing. Gotta figure out which it is so I don’t waste my time in the long run. Will let you know…

Designing a syllabus

Well, I made it through the first week of classes! It actually went quite well…In the past, I had used a syllabus used at ASU for teaching the elementary science methods course. While the syllabus was sound, it did not cause the preservice teachers never referenced them after leaving the course. Not saying that did not use the ideas learned, they identified more with courses from other areas. What do you do when you are not sure what to do with a class? Continue reading