As the years go by, I'm learning more and more about how to do things efficiently. For example, thanks to the genius of Google Documents and having done the work already, (refer to this previous post I did about it: Lesson Planning in the Cloud) I'm able to do 4 weeks worth of lesson prep in about 1 hour. With all the holidays at the beginning of semester, it basically brings me up to midterm exam review.
And the online homework thing for the main book I use: Top Notch. Here is an old post about Top Notch Online Homework The question that nobody could answer last semester (the first time my uni used this book/online program) was if you could assign the homework once and get it to filter down to all of our 8 or 9 sections, or whether we had to assign the same homework 8 or 9 times. I ended up assigning the same homework 8 or 9 times, as did almost all of my coworkers. However, this year we all learned the secret to assigning it only once. As a result, time spent assigning homework dropped to about 2 hours (for the entire semester). I'll just have to check the final grade at the end.
I feel good about start of the semester efficiency and wanted to share my happiness with you.