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!