Sunday, December 2, 2012

Still going ...

Photo: "Yellow" by darkmatter CC-BY-NC-ND
It's been a very long and tough final school term. I'm still running the "marathon" - albeit limping on some days. Ran headlong into some very steep hills (teaching Mathematics Extension 2 for the first time, in addition to teaching Mathematics Extension 1 for the first time... madness!). Combine this with the normal teaching load, writing over a hundred school reports and accumulated sleep deprivation - not good. Running too fast, too hard - feels like I've done a year's work in a term.  In recovery mode now - still hundreds of end-of-year papers to mark but only a few weeks to go!

Like all marathons though, the experience is amazing - the views incredible. Lots of teaching ideas share in this blog once my energy levels are restored.


  1. Keep up the good work - there's only a few weeks of term left now.

    Actually, I think you're quite fortunate to be able to teach MX2 so early in your career: I've been teaching for 5 years now and still haven't had the opportunity. Would probably have to change schools to get a chance at MX2, and I'm not willing to do that atm.

  2. I do feel very privileged to teach it so early! Certainly made for a very rich teaching experience.