Six Word Saturday:
Behind on marking, needs catching up.
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When I first started teaching I did a lot of work at home, mostly lesson planning. Because of my lack of experience it seemed to take ages to plan each lesson. I was motivated to do well so working late into the night, and often on weekends, was something I was willing to do. I grew up watching my mum doing the same, even working tirelessly throughout our holidays, so to me it was normal.
As I became more experienced and the lesson planning didn’t take so long I still brought home work to do but with the lack of urgency to complete it, I rarely actually took it out of my work-bag. Then I realised what I was doing and stopped bringing work home all together as I simply wouldn’t bother looking at it, it seemed a waste of energy to be carrying it back and forth.
It is now four weeks into the current school year but I feel like I’m not yet into my flow where lesson planning takes minutes rather than hours. And I seem to have accumulated a large mountain of marking, so I have resorted to bringing some home to do this weekend.
What do you think about bringing work home with you?