I write many to do lists. In fact, I write them every day and every day I get some kind of weird pleasure when I cross everything off. The thing is, however, that I never finish the list.
I don’t know if it is a teacher thing or a me thing – though sometimes they are interchangeable. But, the new term has started which means new to do lists, new students (sometimes) and new stuff to further cram into my brain. All of this adds to the creation of radical ideas and, usually, ends with me ill because I try to do everything to the level of a perfectionist – something that doesn’t really exist in the world of teaching.
At the moment my To Do List looks like this:
And this is the third draft because I completed the first two earlier this morning. Plus, this is only for my teaching side – my personal to do list looks a lot messier and complicated. I’m not going to show you a photo of that, yet.
But one thing I am proud to have completed/crossed off is changing my room to more resemble a Modern Learning Environment. It is a work in progress but I have removed the front of the classroom and I have endeavoured to use every available space.
You might not be able to see it that well but I have writing on the windows and on many other spaces because I can…plus, the students seem to be responding to it.
This is also part of my new Inquiry for this term – seeing how room layout and design effects students learning. There is more to it than that but I will write a proper post about that shortly – I’ve even got that written on my to do list.
My question to you, dear followers and fellow teachers, how many things do you get through on your to do lists? Do they help you?
Until next time, peace and pancakes.
P.S. No news on the surgery as of yet.