This is Going To Be A Crazy School Year


My BHS Pictures from 2006 to 2015

I still can’t believe the amount of hours I render in teaching this school year.  My schedule has never been this packed since I started teaching.  I used to enjoy a 2-hour nap back in 2006 when teaching in Barstow High School revolves around 2 classes of algebra 1, 2 classes of algebra 2 and 1  class of geometry.  Fast forward to 2015 and my teaching schedule was nothing like I had a decade ago.

My typical work week involves teaching at BHS from 7:15 to 2:30 (MTWThF) Then right after school, I do a mad dash to Barstow Community College to catch my college algebra and arithmetic classes from 3:00 to 6:15 (TTh).  I also put in a good 3 hours in Adult Education Night School from 6:00 to 9:00 (MW). To finish the week, I have 1 online class at BCC where I spend most of my time in between my schedule to answer emails and inquiries from my virtual class. That’s roughly 50-something-hour work in a week!

algebra2, precalculus, AP calculus, AP statistics, college algebra, elementary algebra, arithmetic, general math, and basic math.  These are the math classes that I teach for this semester.

I don’t know how I’m still breathing but I seem to be managing this crazy schedule pretty well.   I prep, I grade papers, I check homework, I make presentations, and I tutor like any typical teachers do in a good day.

On top of this “regular” hours I am spending in teaching, I still maintain my website, record math videos, attend online classes, write research paper, and create iBook during my little breaks in between teaching.

This is why I am really grateful that I live in Barstow, where you are only 5 minutes away from where you want to go.  Teaching crazy like this will not be possible had I been in a different city.  I am just thankful everyday that 3 schools and 312 students are happy that they receive their math education from me.