I'm not doing enough.
I'm not organized enough.
I am not liking how Creative Writing has been going. I don't feel prepared enough this year, and I think it's because I'm trying to do it all at once...
- flipping the units
- trying to be my own version of Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher
- not being perfect
- conferring with 40 kids in two classes
- 1:1 and going paperless (really? in a writing classroom?)
- and, oh, yeah, my other five classes
I should be reading drafts for tomorrow, but instead, I'm whining in this blog post.
I should be at least voice commenting so they can really work on revising tomorrow, but instead I'm whining in this blog post.
I should be creating a video on getting rid of linking verbs and writing in active voice, but instead I'm whining in this blog post.
I'm really good at whining today.
I need a plan.
"Do you need it perfect or do you need it tomorrow?" The line that keeps reverberating in my head. I kept hearing that at Flipcon when I was there in June.
I need to record it and play over and over to myself until I get it.
I need to make myself a daily schedule so I get my "homework" done.
Really, I'm as bad as some of my students. I let myself get off track a lot. It's easy--TV to watch, a Twitter chat, email to check, a blog post to write....
I need a plan. Really, I think I need a someone with a whip and a chair to keep me on track.
But on the other hand--I can't work 24/7. I do need some down time.
But how in the world will I ever get organized?
Enough whining--time to make a list!
See you next week.....