Can't. Get. Started. To. Do. List...

(12 Posts)
bumbleclat Sun 03-Jan-16 12:44:58

Just that really, it's like without the adrenaline from being in school I almost forget how to get into the swing of it all.
I've been grappling with procrastination all day.
Inset tomorrow anyone else in same boat?
I seem to only see really organised teachers on the teaching fb threads I follow, who were planning and resourcing even on Christmasbloodyday!

turdfairynomore Sun 03-Jan-16 12:54:22

Procrastination!!! Now here is someone who talks my language!!! I am that person who will be up to the wee hours tonight doing what I KNEW I would get done in the holidays!!!

bumbleclat Sun 03-Jan-16 13:08:43

Yep!
I find it quite alarming what a go slow I'm on, usually my planning takes a couple of hours I'm managing to convince myself I must have dementia (I'm 31!) because of the sheer wading through treacleness of it smile

Momtothree Sun 03-Jan-16 13:13:05

Can I make you feel better? Currently work with the most enthusiastic organised teacher - to a point where im not needed and god im bored!!!
No last min hitches or stuff to find.
A good teacher should be able to put a lesson in place ad hock - thinking on their feet and get the out comes they need.

bumbleclat Sun 03-Jan-16 13:19:25

Hehe! I have never been (despite my efforts) one of those extremely organised people.
I think schools need both types but sometimes it's really annoying not being able to get started like an internal battle that I lose at.
Right I'll have a coffee then...

Fallulah Sun 03-Jan-16 14:45:29

No work done either - I have about 8 hours of marking to do before tomorrow because I've got a To Do list for inset. So far today I have deep cleaned the kitchen, done a load of ironing...basically all the things I never do. Procrastinator!
No idea what I've actually done since New year. I certainly haven't seen 6, 7 or 8am ....ok not 9am either.
Actually looking forward to going back. Want to hear what my tutor group has been up to and get stuck in to some new work.

BatmanLovesBaubles Sun 03-Jan-16 14:49:58

I've spent all of today frothing about Nicky Morgan. And getting my hair done grin

I should have gone into school really to get things printed off, but I've been in 3 times already this holiday and I can't be arsed to drive all the way again to be faced with a cold school and no milk... I'll go in early tomorrow and beat the printer queue grin

We are trialling teaching subjects in blocks rather than a slot a week so only have to do Science planning for next week, which was my BEd specialism so shouldn't take too long!

bumbleclat Sun 03-Jan-16 18:05:31

I'm glad I'm not the only one!
I have managed to get my curriculum newsletter done (has taken me all day, usually through necessity only takes 1 PPA)
still got to plan Maths, literacy, guided reading and phonics.
Also need to give my TA's a to do list for tomorrow don't know where to get them to start (forgotten everything!)

turdfairynomore Sun 03-Jan-16 18:18:18

No kids in tomorrow-so that's still a holiday!!! And for once I'm not taking the training!!!! Yeah- pass me the pinot grigio!!

TheTroubleWithAngels Sun 03-Jan-16 18:29:42

We have until Wednesday.

AND I opened my writing jotters to find them all marked. I nearly did a victory dance around the garden.

seven201 Sun 03-Jan-16 22:02:05

I do the same every single holiday. I used to feel really guilty and stare at the work for hours each day. For the last year or so I've come to accept that I just won't do it until the last minute and that I won't get it all done. I've done the important tasks (lots of resource making etc.) that I have to share with my department tomorrow. I've marked my exam classes but the 4 ks3 groups that I was meant to do haven't been done. Oops! But... It was the holidays! I have screwed myself over as I have many late night ahead trying to clear the massive marking backlog now but worth it I think. Having said I accept this is my way I can NEVER sleep the night before the first day of term. I think it's a combination of guilt and self inflicted stress.

No inset for me tomorrow, full teaching day but I have 2 frees Tuesday morning to look forward to.

bumbleclat Fri 08-Jan-16 18:21:30

There was really no point in my worrying about getting so little done over the holidays.
I need to be in the swing of it to see clearly what needs doing first and which systems are must urgently in need of putting in place.
I dont regret having a rest at all.
There's always infinite work to do regardless of whether I work all holiday or not! I wonder if I have a bad or a sane attitude?

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