These days I haul everything up to school a few days before the official return to work. It's way easier to focus without a lot of people around or meetings to attend.

Staff development was a little strange this year. I found very little to worry about. In fact, I think I spent more time tightening how Varsity Math is going to run than focusing on how the first week is going to go. Probably because 65 of my 71 Calculus students had me before. It's like we just took a break. That could be good or bad.

Anyway, the eternal pet project. The Room. Just some tiny tweaks to make things more efficient.

Starting with the yellow chair and continuing clockwise you've got purple, blue, green, yellow, red, with white right by the door. It all comfortably seats 36. Everyone has a tv now. Purple and blue used to share. Now I can spread them a part a bit and walk between them for once. I scoot the podium closer to the middle of the room. Previously I had started drifting into the corner and it was a little too far away. Notebooks are now on shelves so I have a bigger aisle at the extreme left of the room. My spot in the room doesn't exist anymore. In 2009 it was like 20% of the room. The large bit of green paper is for Calculus work. Pre-Cal stuff gets to go outside.

We're just about at final form here unless something urgent like classes of 40 start to become a reality.

AuthorJonathan Claydon