I wouldn’t consider myself a procrastinator. But I do work better with a little pressure and a deadline. I also need to think things through all the way before I start working on the final product. I’ve known about this presentation tomorrow afternoon for over a month. I’ve been seriously thinking about it for the past two weeks, rolling the ideas around in my mind to finish them like pieces of glass smoothed by the sea. Last Friday I had the entire morning blocked out on my calendar to prepare, but I work in an elementary school, so…things happened.
Our school mascot needed a bodyguard at the assembly.
A classroom without a substitute needed coverage.
A PD for that afternoon needed a leader (and some final prepping) since my coaching partner was home with a sick child.
And so here I am, in the middle of the night, finishing up my Google Slides for tomorrow afternoon. I still need to video a strategy group with some fourth graders in the morning to show in my presentation. I still need to write out some sentences on sentence strips and copy a chart for that strategy group. I still need to…
I wouldn’t consider myself a procrastinator. But I do work better with a little pressure and a deadline.