As a teacher, setting up the year has to be one of the worst parts of the job. I mean it. I don’t like it. At. All.
I like that point in the year when things are already moving. I think it would be nice if I could have some sort of assistant, maybe a clone, who started up the year for me, and then right when everything was running smoothly, I come in and get to the part of teaching I like most.
Think about it. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk into your classroom and . . .
- The seating charts were made,
- The grade books were set up with a few assignments entered,
- You already know all your students’ names, and
- The students already know all your quirky procedures?