Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Work-Life Balance

It's been a good school year, so far. I have a new work plan wherein I stay at work until 5pm in the evening. This used to be impossible because I had to run all around town picking up the children. Now, as previously mentioned, we all go to the same school. When 5:00 rolls around, I just walk over to extended day, which is free for kids of teachers.

Then, what I try to do is work hardly at all at home after working frenetically from 7:45-5:00.

It pretty much works. I work at LOT less at home. Basically, I still have to put in a couple of hours on the weekends; but otherwise, I keep it to the work site. Of course, it helps that I taught the same classes last year, and I at least have a draft to work from.

Here's what it doesn't work for: writing my NCTE talk. Blah. I'm going to have to do that at home.


LH said...

This is great news, about the new schedule.
I think I might be turning the corner on the ncte talk.
It's taken a lot of weekend time. Plus I took a few days off work
to work. Always an option?

mm said...

I'm glad this works for you. When the end of the school day comes around, I want to stop and take a break.

jdoc said...

Well done on the balance. I am in constant search for it myself.