I am off to National Guard for two weeks. I built my sub plans last week. Poor sucker. The Stats class will be a piece of cake. Everybody has a book, the class is all fairly motivated seniors and they are pretty smart. The three programming classes are going to be another story. The sub is not a programmer. I have one copy of the text. For one of the Advanced Programming classes this is no big deal; three students that have been programming for a couple of years and are really into it. Give them the assignment and let them go. The other Adv Prog class is a different story. The five students have very little experience with VB and need to read the book closely. As usual they do not want to read, they want to hammer keys. The sub cannot demonstrate then have the kids do it. I had to give my Prog I class to the other programming teacher. He now has two classes at once. Usually this is no big deal, this is a small school and this happens fairly often, but the three kids in the Prog I are orangutans with ADD. A 30 second attention span is not conducive to good programming. Did I mention I am also the school system admin and computer fix it guy? Should be an interesting two weeks. I better keep my phone charged.
I am off to National Guard for two weeks.