Thursday 1 December 2011

November Goals Round Up

Send out letters to parents that I usually send in term 1.
Analyse the Y7 data and identify the key group for which I'm responsible.
Done and done.

Write a development plan.
Not done - but, tbf, nobody has asked me for one. I have a feeling it may not be necessary this year, and anyway I have a mental development plan of the things I want to concentrate on at work this year. I can't believe it's almost a third over, though.

Review and set performance management targets.
Done. Eventually. I had to be a bit stroppy about it, but that's not a surprise.

Distribute new technologies questionnaire to staff.
Yes, and lots of people have responded - even more since I offered a prize draw for everybody who completed it.

Try three new recipes from my baking book, one involving yeast.
I tried two. I bought yeast and strong flour yesterday to make babas, but in the end I decided I didn't have enough time and I didn't want babas that much yesterday.

Finish knitting Louzle's ski mask.
I let it beat me! I am not enjoying the intarsia and so I put it aside and got on with the Christmas tree cones instead.

Work methodically through the chapters of this text book I'm writing.
It is all finished in terms of content. I'm wrestling with the syntax and the revision tasks now, but it's basically done, and the deadline was yesterday so that's good. I haven't sent any of it off yet, though. Well, I haven't had a contract yet. It feels a bit small to refuse to send anything until I get a contract, but it is also sensible behaviour.

Read a book.
Yes, I read Dissolution and I'm part way through Dark Fire, both featuring a hunchback lawyer in the reign of Henry VIII, solving mysteries. Very enjoyable. I may go and read some more now, actually.

Not a bad month! Maybe I made it too easy. It has felt like quite a busy month, though, and blogging every day has been quite a challenge. I noticed that I managed to, by complete coincidence, achieve 127 posts in both 2009 and 2010, so now I am focusing on achieving 127 posts in 2011 too. I reckon now I've only got 17 to go. Expect to see this on my monthly goals list for December.

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