Friday, March 9, 2012


Well my big plan to time myself has gone down the tubes due to being sick this week and having to take yesterday for my four year old who seems to have exactly what I do. Anyway, until next week!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday's Time

5 hours 17 minutes 44.9 seconds= 317 minutes

Our school day for students clocks in at 8:10 and ends at 3:20. We have 40 minutes for lunch. so that means there is around 390 minutes in a school day for us with students.

390 minutes
- 317 minutes
73 minutes of desk time (I do have a 47 minute plan period in this sittin' time)
Wowser no wonder I am tired at the end of the day!

Now today may be completely different. I am down for the count. I have a nasty, nasty cold.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Becoming a Better Teacher

This year our school has gone to a new evaluation system and it is rather interesting. Rather than just having the administrator come in and watch us and evaluate, we are asked to provide evidence of what we do and how we do it. At first I was extremely nervous and worried about the "extra" work, but I realized I had everything I needed it was just a matter of putting it all together. There are a few things that I would like to work on the next year or two. Figure I will start with one goal and work my way up.

Because of an illness I have I am not able to stand for long periods of time (hours on end). But I know that they are looking for teachers to be out and about with the kids more regularly and more often. And of course if you are like me, when you finally sit down, that is the point when one of the admins walk in and you think...of course. Anyway, I have decided for the next three days to not change what i do but each time I am up from my desk, I am hitting the stopwatch on my iPhone and seeing how many minutes/ hours I am up a day. I figure the next three days will give me an average and then I will begin to add five minutes a day to my time. Small Steps. I do think it will be interesting to see just how much time we do spend on average up and about in the classroom. i will report my time at the end of the day. If you decide to take the challenge too, post yours!