Give yourself a break but don’t wait until August 15th and then panic about all of the new things that you have to create at the last minute.
I am creating a new course and trying hard to use my own advice. I want to work for 2 or 3 hours a week on the course and get small portions completed at a time. I think that two things will happen. One, I will be able to reflect on and review my work more thoroughly. Two, I think my work will be more in-depth and complete so that I don’t have to do so much fixing and correcting while teaching the new course.
I know you procrastinators are out there…what are you doing? Come on, set a schedule, it will feel so much better when you start that new prep in the fall. I promise.