It's November 1.
I have three Regents prep classes - one is remedial class with students who have failed the Regents exam three times.
I have two senior classes.
I'm helping out with college admissions twice a week.
And I just started writing college recommendations.
I taught this senior class when they were freshmen, so I know them for four years.
I am going to be writing a lot of recommendations, especially since a couple of the CUNY schools just started looking for them.
I won't even get into all the MOSL/APPR/ADVANCE jive.
Suffice to say there's a lot of energy-sapping documentation work this year that doesn't make me a better teacher but sure does take a lot of time and energy from me.
I don't know about you, but it feels like March to me.
It's only November.
This is Common Core/corporate ed deform in a nutshell - burn and churn, burn and churn, burn and churn.
Thank God it's the end of the week.