Here are my holiday plans: I’m staying home, alone, with an evil cat, while my wife is off gallivanting with the distant family. I’ll probably say “humbug” a lot. Maybe Christmas dinner will be a microwaved bean & cheese burrito washed down with whisky. This is my life for a while.
You might be wondering why I would willingly choose to live the life of a lonely misanthrope. It’s because I’ve got to finish developing this new course I’ll be teaching in January, and while I’ve got the skeleton done, I’ve also got to get ahead of the game, because I’ll be teaching genetics again at the same time, so Spring term is going to hit me like a truck.
I was thinking, though, that while I’m occupied with work, I might try logging all the stuff I’m doing to create a new course sort of from scratch (I do have a good textbook that does quite a bit of the heavy lifting for me). Would that be at all interesting to readers here? It’s the gruntwork of teaching, so it’s a bit different from my usual raging.
It would also be interesting to me to hear from other teachers who have to go through this process.