How is it Sunday night already? Seriously. I feel like it was just Thursday and although we’ve done a million things since then, I still feel like I’ve lost a day somewhere in there.
Grades are due today. As usual, I am pushing it to the end of the line, literally. Grading is the worst part of my job by far and the end-of-term grades are the worst of the worst. Some students work so hard and have very little to show for it. Others have hardly worked at all and still come out okay. And it is hard as an instructor to not want to show that in some way. But, all we get is a letter grade. A single letter. No comments. No real way of showing what’s been done. But, it is what it is and I have to enter them and let it be. I get very few complaints about grades, so I feel like I’m pretty fair (other instructors complain about their students complaining and groveling all the time, but I don’t really get much of that), but it still isn’t pleasant. And it seems so permanent. It is a psychological thing. But, once it is done…it is summer! 🙂