Coursework – Groundwork

There’s this entirely under-appreciated think that teachers of all kinds do. Countless hours of effort go into the preparation of each class, even when it’s the third or tenth time the course has been taught.

It doesn’t matter how hard you try, there’s this thing that must be done that takes up so much time, yet goes largely ignored.

sad syllabus is sadYup, it’s the writing of the syllabus. And that’s what I spent almost all day today working on: the syllabus, the lecture, reading, and exercise schedule, and all the extra documents that have to be in place before teaching can even begin.

I’m exhausted from the effort, and it’s still not completely done. And classes start tomorrow.

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Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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