If you read my blog, you know I like to be prepared. I enjoy the preparation and planning that goes into teaching well. I know this is important.
Now this doesn't mean I don't leave room for serendipity and some surprise because I do--there is value in that too.
In general though, especially for the needed, and not-too glamorous supplies, information, equipment, and schedules, I'm a big fan of preparation and planning--the kind of work that sets the stage for an energized, positive, empowered start to the year. Do you agree?