Keila's Blog

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Lesson Plans

I don't know if this is just an issue that I struggle with or not but I do not like do lesson plans. They just seem tedious and I feel like sometime they are a time wasted. A time wasted in the sense that they sometime take to long to do or I do not like really doing in the format that is given. At my school we have to do ours online and the computer program we use is very very detailed. Also you have those days when the lesson gets cut in half because of an emergency or the students are picking up on the topic very very slowly. So now you have to go back and change all these lesson plans that you spend hours on end working on to "become a better distributor of instruction" to your students. On the other hand, I do see why lesson plans are necessary. I have come up with a way of keeping up with what I do from day-to-day but writing it on my personal math calendar.

What are my plans for next year?

At the beginning of this year I was gung-ho about staying a third year to teach and even become certified in Gifted Education. I wanted to stay to see the sophomores I had last year graduate and to get more experience, maybe move up a math level. As small tribulations have happened in my life this year, I have had a change of heart. YES...I love my sophomore class from last year (Transition to Algebra), but I am starting to get very homesick again and I do not particular like my administration this year. My District is some B.S. on so many levels and I am just glad my 2nd year here is almost up. I am probably going to go home for one year and teach at a Charter School in Baltimore or DC and then go and get my Phd. I have enjoyed the program and the experiences I have gotten this year and last year. I do like teaching...but maybe closer to home. I feel by myself down here even though I have meet many many people.