Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Confessions of a Second Semester Teacher

Here's the confession: I'm having a really hard time teaching and writing about teaching at the same time.  Maybe the confession should be -- sorry Jen, for missing our last Google Hangout.  I completely forgot, and when you called me, I was on a bike ride trying to get a break from the papers I hadn't yet graded.  Or maybe the confession should be -- sorry, students, for taking an extra few days to turn those pesky papers around.  I was trying to write about assessment and feedback.

Either way, the juggling thing isn't easy.  But (and there's always a but), Spring Break is just around the corner.  I can feel it like a wave of quiet solitude, with lots of space for writing.  It's amazing how much a little mental space -- a little clarity -- can impact my efficiency.  So, until then, I'm going to get back to teaching.  Then, when break hits, I'm on this whole book thing.  I promise, Jen!