It looks to be a busy year next year.
On top of being a math department chair and Pearson process facilitator, I am also looking at two completely new preps (or at least completely new since I’ve become a competent teacher): Algebra and Geometry.
Those two new preps come with trade offs of their own: they’re gifted classes, which mean that they should have slightly more motivated students (and thereby fewer discipline problems), but they’ll also require more carefully crafted challenges to keep them at the peak of their game.
This should be enough new stuff to scare me off of anything else, right?
So why am I seriously considering this request to be a master teacher that I just got for next year as well? It’s certainly not for the money. Please tell me if you think that I’ll be killing myself.