- Establish a filing system to corral papers that come up for each course and meeting group.
- Create a model portfolio for each course, to aid in student understanding of expectations.
- Review the curriculum for each course to identify changes in applications and potential uses of technology.
- Set up computer file folders for each course. Our online submittal process is cumbersome for returning marked homework and requires multiple saves.
- Complete work on my new website for students. I changed my webhosting over the summer and am completely reworking my site design.
- Post the syllabus to each course on its website listing and on the school's site.
- Create a Google docs form for student information. Rather than collecting and organizing papers with student information, I am going to try to keep basic information electronically.
- Post two weeks of lessons for each course, including tutorials, homework deadlines, work guidelines, and lab assignments.
- Paint the cabinet that got missed last year when we were painting, and do other general cleaning and room preparation.
- Enter school events into my calendar such as holidays, breaks, due dates for grades, etc.
- Refresh my work wardrobe. It is important to me to look neat and professional at work, even on days when the work is messy. A review of outdated, ill-fitting, and worn clothing and shoes is needed.
- Stock up on office snacks and supplies.
Back to School!
ProfHacker, I’ve made a checklist of what I hope to accomplish in the next two weeks. Wish me luck!