The Ache in My Frontal Lobes

April 4, 2009

Students with no grades. Zeros all the way across.

A student who says she’s “a little behind,” who’s submitted less than 10% of the assignments. The semester ends in a little over a month.

An administrator with vague, too-general requests, no framework, and a right-now deadline.

Parking in mud, racing to park next to a fence, circling and circling and going into work feeling like I’ve already been pushed, pulled and kicked.

A building in which every hallway, classroom and office suite is a different temperature, ranging from near balmy to Arctic.

A computer classroom where only 7 of the 20 computers work or are connected properly.

20+-page papers due in 3 weeks. That I must grade.

And all the rest.


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