It’s funny how each thought you have, on some things, leads to another. I am a very detailed person, a perfectionist of sorts, not in everything I do but certainly in a lot of what I do. In writing this curriculum I find that as I am writing it I think of one thing and then another, and then another, and then another, often before I have finished my original train of thought. It’s good in many ways as it means I am often covering all of my bases with my thinking but can mean that sometimes my writing becomes a little disorganized, and I’ve never been the best proof reader.
Consequently I am where I’m at with version 1.2 of the Curriculum. I’ve written a basic outline of the Lower School skills and how I see it being implemented (since v 1.1). I did proof read it a couple of times and think it is understandable but do foresee a complete rewrite at some point. Take a moment to have a look at it and give me some feedback especially on the aforementioned section. (Find it in the Curriculum or Resources Section of the blog)
One other revelation I have had whilst writing this is that I am likely going to have three incarnations of this integration plan. There will be the:
- ‘super detailed all angles thought of I hope’ version which will only be read by me and those who have to read it because they have no choice (but still open to all if they want it).
- ‘administration/board detailed’ version that will provide the big picture and clear reasons for who, when, why, and, how but will certainly need less fluff than the previous version.
- ‘I don’t want to read this/I don’t have time for this/What is this you’re making me do’ version which will be aimed at individual grade/subject area teachers and will include only what is relevant to them and what they need to know (with the option of an upgrade that’ll include lesson plans if they want them).
This will certainly mean more work for me but the detailed side of me is sort of looking forward to it actually…sad I know.