Why Does Grading Feel So Hard?

Tis the season for faculty complaints about grading. Not that I blame them. Grading is the absolute worst part of teaching---just ask any teacher. I myself was feeling incredibly unmotivated to review my students' midterm projects, and then I immediately felt guilty. After all, I am the one who sets the assignments. I am the … Continue reading Why Does Grading Feel So Hard?

On Pointless Writing

I didn't know what to blog about this week until I was looking through my screenshots and found this legit gem: Screenshot of Miriam Posner's tweet reading: "Writing is so annoying when you have to have 'an argument' or at least 'something to say' and you can't just 'vibe.'" As you know if you've been … Continue reading On Pointless Writing

Rest

Fall Break is almost here at my institution. For most of us this means a three day weekend. Because I teach on a Tues/Thurs schedule it means a four day weekend for me. My question is: do you rest on these occasions? Academics in particular, but also many of us I suspect, don't actually take … Continue reading Rest