The school year has (or should have) a definite rhythm to it. The start of September, when all is new and exciting, and people are awake segues into the tiredness of November. Later, at the end of the academic year, there is the delicious phase in June and July when exams are done, life is a bit less hectic, and it is possible to make plans, dream dreams, and do fiddly lessons which are fun, but require way too much planning to do on a regular basis.
Sometime in the spring comes the part I think of as Teach Like A Roadrunner.
TLAR happens when you realise that the department calendar simply isn’t going to work- at least from the point of view of ensuring that exam groups have been exposed to the entire specification before the exams happen. Various things can cause this, such as the extra round…
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