Catching Up on Lesson Planning #SOL18

March 25, 2018

I made a rule for myself not to grade on the weekend, but every once in a while, I get to a point where I decide to anyway. That’s what happened today. I had about five papers left to grade last night, so I decided to just get the rest of them done today.

Of course, about nine of my students didn’t turn in hard copies of their papers, so that’s a grading story for a different time. Sigh.

I also have been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately so decided to take it easy today by…doing work. Yeah, I don’t know. What I really want/need to do is clean my apartment, and I know I won’t do that unless I have to and, well, tomorrow I have to because I’m having company. (Sidenote: Am I the only person who invites people over to make myself clean?) But I also know that because I’m having company tomorrow, I probably will get a much later start than I like on prepping for Monday, so I decided to do it (almost) all today.

I’m assigning a group project this week and wanted to get a head start on planning it (yes, this is a head start for me), so I sat down and drew up the group contracts and set up the group activities (using this series as a guide). In an effort to get students who have similar work styles together instead of just randomly assigning groups, I had my students fill out a questionnaire a week or so ago (questions adapted from here). I set the groups up on Monday, thankfully, so that part was done. I needed to decide on a group task for them. Since we’re reading Station Eleven, I’m asking them to decide as a group which three celebrities they would want to help rebuild their society after the pandemic.

Now I just need to get the assignment sheet written up by Wednesday. Oh, and I realized that I need to type up the detailed syllabus for the upcoming unit in my Tues./Thurs. classes. By Tuesday. Of course. Sigh. Even when I’m ahead, I’m behind.

Ugh, I’m stressing myself out again. Anyway, for now, I go to bed. Tomorrow, I clean. And do more work. Is it spring break yet?

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3 Comments

  1. The Widow Badass

    Hehehe…you’re definitely not the only one to do this!

    Reply
  2. Angelina

    You know, I’ve had the same problem with students not turning in hard copies. So, then I have to go to my computer, download or edit there online. It’s much easier when they hand you a hard copy.

    Reply
    • Akilah

      Yes, this is why I deduct points when they don’t.

      Reply

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