Midterm grading has come and gone, but the stress, she lingers.
For whatever reason, I fell behind on midterm grading, making the process even more wretched than it already is. I think it’s a combination of residual stress as well as odd assignment timing. I tend to put my nose down and start working only to look up and see stressy things ready to pounce on top of my little head.
Energy is flagging in the classroom, as well. I don’t know why the Spring has always been the more difficult semester for me to finish out, but it is. The students are feeling it as well. Our Spring Break is in a few short weeks. I cannot wait for it, and my goal is to go into Spring Break NOT having to grade a single thing! I’m not exactly sure what I would do, but…surely there are such things besides working one’s tukis off?