So it’s 13th August and I start back work tomorrow morning. So the question is…how did I get on with my Summer Projects list?
Honest answer – not as well as I’d hoped, but better than I expected! You can read about the 3 big tasks in other posts. As for my other goals, I managed 3 of the 5 which I reckon was good going.
I completed the Higher Web Design slides and tasks for the pupils coming back (and mostly finished a series of BGE lessons on using the BBC Micro:bits). This was a hufftae. I wouldn’t have been able to teach that part of the Higher course without writing the materials, and there’s no chance I’m going to get time during the inset days to complete these.
I surpassed my goal of 2 books! Okay, I took the easy route out. I re-read the first 3 Harry Potter books during a week’s holiday in Morocco and listened to the audiobook of “Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda”, the book that inspired the movie “Love, Simon”.
My something new turned out to be a realllllllyyyy easy one. I took part in a couple of the activities put on by the entertainment team at our hotel in Marrakech. I know you’re probably thinking “that’s not something new” but trust me, it is. When I was younger I used to stay indoors and read rather than go to the kids club, and now I spent every precious second lying on a sun lounger. The staff done well to get me to join in!
As for the targets I missed. Go a week without Social Media…like that was ever going to happen! Though I am pretty disappointed in myself that I never got around to doing my Google Certified Educator Level 2 exam during my time off. I put it down to the Scottish weather being significantly nicer than usual and not wanting to take my laptop outside with me. I’m still planning on completing it, hopefully before the October holidays as Google are offering Certified Trainer coaching in Scotland in November and GCE Level 2 is a requirement to attend. Fingers crossed!