Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Managing

All I can say is that life is insane. I never have time to get anything done at school. I'm mostly hanging by a thread. As much as I know I need to grade papers and such at home, I just can't bring myself to do it. I don't know if it is a mental block or extreme laziness, but I bring papers home nightly and just take them back the next day. This is one of the reasons why I'm not destined to stay a teacher.
I have officially lost 10 pounds. Although I wish it was a little more, I can't really complain. I'm mostly dieting. I haven't found a lot of time to exercise lately. Last night I had a paper due for my class and I didn't even start it until I got home from school. I had to miss band rehearsal to finish it. I did get it done though and posted response discussion at school today.
Not that I don't have enough on my plate right now, I'm going to Dallas next weekend. Well, Denton, really. There's a library panel discussion that I thought would be good to go to. Plus it gives me some bonus points for my class.
I'm trying to teach my senior English class how to write a research paper. It's a very daunting task. Just writing one bibliography citation is difficult for them. They are panicking over writing a minimum of three pages. It's not like I'm having them analyze difficult literature or authors. Their paper is over a career they are interested in.
I guess I'm probably rambling. I'm not going to grade papers. I'm going to watch the episode of Psych that I recorded on Friday and call it an early evening. I was really tired this morning.

7 comments:

Leann said...

Hang in there sweetie. You're a strong woman and I know you can do it :-)

Hope you enjoy the Dallas trip.

Did you guys get hit with any snow?

Cin said...

I agree with Leann...You ARE a strong woman and you can make it! I recently found a website that helps people do their bibliography stuff for their papers. I have not tried it out because I needed to do it on my own. But, with practice the students can learn it, they are just freaking for nothing...little brats! LOL! :) Wait till they hit college and have to write the really BIG papers, then they will crap themselves!

mago said...

I hope you had a nice and relaxed Sunday.

mago said...

Just dropping by.

mago said...

I am sorry if I did miss something and you went travelling? Well ... 'til later.

mago said...

Where are you?

Summer said...

We are worried about you. Everything ok?