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Starting Sabbatical

August 2, 2013 pm31 1:26 pm

No news.

Sabbatical officially started yesterday, but nothing much has changed. I’m relaxed, but I’m relaxed every summer.  I’m making August plans, but that’s normal. I checked my August 1 pay – I want to see how big the cut in take-home will be – but the cut will hit next check.

It is true that I am registering for classes next week. And I purchased three of my four books already. And I am making arrangements to visit schools in the Fall.

Anything else?  A possible string of minor league baseball games (there’s a dozen teams, counting collegiate, within an hour of the City)  Movies. A little exercise. Maybe summer skating.

But Day 2 of Sabbatical, no news yet.

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  1. August 2, 2013 pm31 2:31 pm 2:31 pm

    Hello from Francis, So far so good jd718 but pretty soon you will be dancing the music of the full- time graduate students again.

    Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2013 17:26:35 +0000 To: fsmedu@msn.com

    • August 2, 2013 pm31 6:52 pm 6:52 pm

      Thank you, Francis. I’m getting ready. Tomorrow I’m going shopping for graduate school clothes. Whatever those are.

  2. August 2, 2013 pm31 6:10 pm 6:10 pm

    What schools do you hope to visit?

    • August 2, 2013 pm31 7:13 pm 7:13 pm

      I don’t know which I want to see so much as what I want to see:
      1. Math instruction (should be #1, really #3) some interest in seeing a variety of ages – including elementary – variety of skill and language levels, math instruction tailored to the needs of kids with dysgraphia and perhaps other learning disabilities…
      2. Structure of mathematics curricula. I suspect most nyc high schools will be boring – either do what they did before and pretend it is “common core” or zealously follow some fake ccls curriculum without noticing it is neither common core, nor a curriculum. But I am looking for exceptions, which will exist. Also, there’s middle school, elementary school, plus out of city and out of state.
      3. Scheduling. I spent a decade as a fairly successful, fairly creative scheduler. I’m not going back to the job, but I am curious about what options and variations people are playing with our there.

      The first visits I lined up were in a high school and a middle school in (different districts) in north Jersey.

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