I've been thinking about all the little things I do, that I don't enjoy, that take up a lot of time and don't necessarily need any particular genius to complete. Next year, I'm thinking of outsourcing the boring stuff and using the time to focus on my students. Here's a list of what I'm thinking...Any you would add? What do you think? Would you do it? What would be your price point? ----------------- Ideas Test/paper grading--assistant would grade, enter into my computer and create digest of common mistakes Classroom decorating--hire decorator for cheap. They can mount student work, display it well, add themes and take care of seasonal changes Emails-I'm going to check it once a day at a certain hour. I'll put an auto responder on so that everyone knows I do this and can know when to expect a reply. Phone-You can hire people in India for really cheap to answer your phone for you. They take a digest of all the calls and make appointments for parent meetings. Special Unit Lesson Plans-I'm going to get grad students to write lesson plans in exchange for letters of recommendation and experience points. Wouldn't it be cool for the kids to get an expert to teach them a lesson or two on Shakespeare?