OK, so let me tell you about my work week.
There was the grading of the performance assessments.
There was getting my lesson plan ready for a pre-observation conference with the assistant principal.
There was the Regents prep work with the two junior classes taking the ELA Regents exam for the first time in January - lots of reading and grading #26's and #27's responses.
There was the Regents prep work with the remedial class of students who have failed the test three and four times - plus the outreach home to a handful of those students who have dropped out of sight already.
There was the college essay work with the two classes of seniors I teach.
There was the concurrent college counseling I do with seniors in those two classes - meeting each and every student to talk over college lists, majors, financial aid, and ancillary college issues.
There was the student I taught last year who came by today to have that same conversation.
There was the handful of college recommendations requests I have already gotten and a preliminary writing of two of those.
There were copies that needed to be made for the Danielson observation happening next Monday.
There was the pre-observation conference with the assistant principal and the adjustment to the lesson plan that needed to be made to make sure I hit all those Danielson domains
(NOTE TO SELF: Every decision MUST be data-driven; every moment of the class MUST be scripted - you can leave NOTHING to chance in Danielson's world of obsessive compulsive control freakism...)
And there were the five classes a day I teach, plus the coverage I got this afternoon.
Oh - and the five to nine posts a day here at Perdido Street School blog.
This has been a long, long, long week.