Largely, I think, due to my move and the efforts in becoming acquainted with new material to teach, I have been more focused on teaching lately than in the past few years.
While at my previous university, I had prepared plenty and was known for my interesting and unusual methods of teaching. Still, most of the preparation had taken place over the past few years, rather than over a single semester. I am adapting old material and creating new material and it is both fun and tiring.
Recently, I had one of my worst classes ever, and it is partly a result of the planning I now find myself busy with. I had spent some time looking at material to use to discuss families. When I finished, I went to class and taught a great twenty minutes of the stuff I had just prepared – to the wrong class.