Strange how much easier it is to plan next semester‘s course than to just finishing this week‘s grading. I was just giving myself a few minutes of surfing, honestly, just a moment, you know, only then I thought I’d just ever-so-quickly try to set up Liz Lawley’s MT courseware, and lo and behold it all worked and was really easy so of course then I had to start filling it with content and translating it into Norwegian and… I shouldn’t even admit that. My current students will start emailing me in protest. I promise, students, I’ll get a move on! Really!
I once heard a successful administrator announce his rules for getting things done in an after dinner speech. The rules went something like this:
- When you get to work in the morning, start by doing the thing you least want to do.
- Keep going.
- By doing this you’ll probably already have covered whatever has the shortest deadline but if not, do that now.
- Go home. Reboot.
I might have that wrong. Maybe it was do the dreaded thing first then do the things that have to be finished now. I wonder whether it’d work