Tag Archives: academia

How to know it’s almost Spring Break

No, I can’t take it, sorry. You know my policy on late work. Yes, I agree, your steady average of 35% is a┬átad worrisome. Yes, I, too, hope that your final exam saves you, though I might as well hope … Continue reading

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Testing…testing…

Literally, in my case. This week is testing for the incoming students. I have a plethora of inane-yet-in-academic-circles-totally-lifealtering-and-earthshattering tasks to accomplish this week. Am feeling less than encouraged on the blog front, too. Does anyone else get blog envy as … Continue reading

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Zip it

Dear Students Who Keep Emailing Me Every Three Hours For Your Grades: Cordially, Your Teacher

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Friday Haiku

Boss lovingly calls Friday afternoon meeting: torturous beastie!

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Dear well-intentioned administrator…

Look. I really appreciate that you’re trying to be fair, but how about, instead of cajoling me, attempting to convince me that you’re right when you know you’re not, and reviewing my grade book like an accountant at tax time, … Continue reading

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N-O spells…

Yes, of course I have time to meet with you. Allow me to ferret out my grade sheets from last semester, put off the grading and planning I have to do, and continue to ignore my frigid coffee so we … Continue reading

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Ahhhhcademia

There’s this moment- if you’re lucky, a day or so, between worrying about last term and thinking about the new one- when you remember why you gave up that job in the public school, even though you might have had … Continue reading

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