Right — so here’s my little bit of a post:
Did not finish everything. Did not get to bed at hour mandated by physician. Realized that one of the reasons I might be even more behind than usual is that there has been so much people time this semester, in the sense of packed classes and also in the sense of meetings and massive numbers of emails, plus a lot of one-on-one student meetings. Plus, my teaching style requires that students engage and discuss, but even though there are 15 or more students per class, there is seldom a session where I can facilitate, rather than “ask questions to make sure they get key points, and then ask more and more leading questions to move them towards the key points, because they’ve not only not learnt the material, they haven’t really thought about it enough to be able to say things like, “that guy who supported that other group,” or, “that woman who ruled from behind a screen.” Hours and hours of that kind of interaction in a row without any time to process at all leaves me completely exhausted and both physically and mentally drained. I schedule space between classes for a reason, and currently the way people’s schedules impinge upon mine is taking its toll.
SO …Another Damned Writing Group’s post will be up tomorrow afternoon