When becoming Director of Curriculum for an Urban school system there were just somethings you can't prepare for.
  1. Start with a map of standards. Knowing what your doing is key.
  2. Forgive yourself for procrastinating. Nobody likes this crap.
  3. Make sure your links are reliable and valid. Depending on someone else to do the work only works if they are more with it than you are.
  4. Know that the students are not going to read everything. Put in assessments that rewards those who actually do the work.