Saturday, 30 September 2006

overworked?

My dad thinks I have been working too hard. He's probably right. Ant thinks so too, and on his urging I've set up a daily alarm to remind me to go to bed at a reasonable time. It's come to that! I am working really hard, but on things that directly impact my teaching, so I don't begrudge the time I'm spending. Part of the problem is that I'm just not a fast thinker when it comes to having creative teaching ideas. I need time to ruminate. But instead the days fly by and I feel as though I am frequently on the back foot. Ah, well. I will continue to work on my work-life balance.

In other news, I was reading two BBC articles tonight: teaching maths in England may be getting a bit easier soon, and a church in Glasgow has paid the price for having an open door.

1 comment:

Kevin & Sonya said...

Hi Sare, I on the other hand feel like I do nothing all day... and I cant wait to work. Actually - I just interviewed for an ICU job in Amherst and it looks promising (24h a week) but mental prep for ICU will take me till Nov. and I would have 4 months orientation... ahh... I am a little worried about even getting the job.
Anyway, back to slacking... I would reather work than slack, only that Claire cries or wants to play everytime I try to something that is remotely work related. Hummm....I do love her though and it is really fun to play mommy. I keep thinking it will wear off but it has not yet. She is too cute.