Teaching to Distraction
January 20, 2010 1:33 PM Subscribe
I teach college. I have ADD. I have some kind of mental block against fully planning my courses.
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Although we meet face to face, many activities are online. I'll schedule in all of the major assignment deadlines, but then I end up winging it (while still drawing on my experience) in-between those major activities.
I'm not sure what my hangup is, but it's like I'm afraid that if I over plan the course that it will become stale and rote, and as a result I underplan and the course loses steam by the last three weeks and everyone complains about my lack of organization. How can I do this necessary thing that feels so unnatural and off-putting? I am starting to hate myself.
In other words, what are some good tips for teachers with diagnosed attention deficit disorder?