Day 2: The Adventure Continues

I posted yesterday how a goal of mine is to break up every lesson into at least three sections, and today I was successful in every class. Off to a good start!

My school has now moved to an entirely online grading and attendance system, which worries me since we have no back-ups for it and we’re completely dependent upon both the grading site and our own internet system/capabilities. Well, we’re batting 1.000 so far: the system went down each of the first two days of school. This could be a scary proposition.

I fought hard for a trial run with a few teachers instead of a complete transition from our old system, but I was outvoted quite handily. Maybe it’s my meticulous side (some might say anal), but I really want to be able to back up my work and to be able to input grades without being online. Such is life, I guess.

You may remember my story a while back about the rookie teacher who started last year, and now she’s my neighbor. I affectionately call her “Rook” since she wants to be the rookie for as long as she can. Anyway, today my class was fairly active and a bit boisterous when everyone seemed to get quiet at one time, and from next door we heard someone shout “Our teacher is a wacko!” Cracked us up!

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2 thoughts on “Day 2: The Adventure Continues

  1. Tamara

    Even though LAUSD has backups and what not of our online attendance system, I still enter the attendance in EZGrade Pro for my own, easy to access records. It takes an extra minute to do that.

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  2. joycemocha

    Depending on your grading program, you can print out class lists and enter your grades there as a backup. I generally do, just because I’m paranoid about power outages and system glitches.

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