I am late with my Wednesday post because I am in the midst of that avalanche called reading papers and assigning grades. Every year I always swear I will give a simple exam but then in August when I am rested and full of energy I am constructing new assignments that at the time seem so interesting and exciting. While grading the usual life challenges occur: the printer runs out of ink, I slam one of my typing fingers in a door (also the finger that has the fingerprint that gets me quickly into my phone) and other assorted dramas. Each year I try new schemes such as having assignments due two weeks before the last class with the intent to be all done when class is over. Never happens. It almost feels like this is my “penance” to pay in order to deserve my summer vacation, I always wonder, how can I make this something I enjoy rather than a chore I just need to get through? Well hopefully by the time I post tomorrow or Saturday morning I will be done!
Do any of you have ideas about how to approach something you do not want to do and make it pleasurable?