A Day in the Life of an Educator: Tuesday

*Warning – this will be a long post and is not for the feint of heart.  But for those of you who are not teachers – read it at your own risk.  This is the true story about one week in the life of a teacher, just the teacher part…

**It got too long to be read by the non-teacher, so this week will be broken down by day and on Saturday, the entire thing will be up…please forgive any typos its done on the fly…

***I teach PreAP Precalculus, Calculus, and coach women’s soccer. My contract school day is 7:15AM – 2:45PM (not including the coaching aspect). I am married to an awesome wife and we have three children ages 10, 7, and 5. AND I LOVE WHAT I DO!!

Tuesday:
6:25-7:35 AM I really wanted to record a couple of lessons for my Calculus classes, but spent this time writing a letter of recommendation for a student, changing my login credentials, and responding to emails. I am the school site technology specialist (tech spec) and this gives me a few additional responsibilities.
7:40-8:35 AM Welcome to 1st period – Calculus. Encouraging the kids to keep working on stuff: notes from 6.3 had been assigned over the weekend and I am checking 6.2 textbook work.
8:40-9:35 AM 2nd Period, rinse and repeat from first period.
9:35-9:55 AM tutorial – kids wrap up any homework and ask some questions.
10:00-10:55 AM 3rd Period same as the first.
10:55-11:10 AM I worked on a colleagues computer, she was having some issues with our shared drive. Heated up some lunch then headed to my room to record Precalc lessons.
11:10-12:30 PM Kristina and I recorded our lesson and I started the editing process.
12:35-1:30 PM 5th period (notice I did not get to sit and eat lunch, I consumed it walking down the hall from the microwave to my classroom) is PreAP Precalculus. Today is quiz day!
1:35-2:30 PM 6th period, rinse and repeat of the morning classes.
2:45-4:30 PM Soccer practice. We worked out some of the kinks from our weekend scrimmages and started working for our match on Thursday.
8:10-8:45 PM I left an example off of the lesson that Kristina and I made earlier, so I re-edited it, then re-uploaded it to YouTube.
9:00-10:00 PM Remember those quizzes from earlier today, time to grade…

 

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