Archive for Grades
Last weekend I completed the Winter class I was teaching in Seattle. No traveling to teach for a while. I think I might have something lined up for next Spring. For the next several terms, I will stick to online classes (OT and NT Intro with NCU and Orientation with Fuller).
Fuller’s quarter ended on Friday. Papers from the Seattle class (Exegesis of Acts) and the online Orientation class have been submitted. I’ve got a virtual (everything was submitted electronically) stack of papers to grade in the next two weeks—not to mention the slew of grading I let sit during the quarter. This is the time when I earn the money—what little it is—I’m paid to teach these courses.
the grading from the Spring quarter, that is. Faxed them and put hard copies in the mail today. Now, I don’t have to get depressed again for 10 weeks, when the next batch of papers shows up in my inbox.
There is a saying among educators that goes something like, “I teach for free; they pay me to grade.”
At the end of every quarter, I get a little depressed. I’ve spent the last several months preparing for classes, teaching classes, interacting with students, and more. Then, when all of this is over and there is this feeling of release, I start to receive term papers and final exams. That’s when I get depressed. Where is a teaching assistant when you need one?