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This semester sucketh. Not my class, that is going great. I don't… 
15th-Sep-2011 08:55 pm
militant owl
This semester sucketh.

Not my class, that is going great. I don't remember if I mentioned, but I'm teaching a themes in modern global history course to an all-frosh class in a critical thinking module. My theme is war crimes and public memory, and the students are (so far, anyway) really involved and enthusiastic.

It's the corporeal being that sucketh, and not in the literal sense. I thought I was pretty much over that octopus attack, but it turns out not so much. Each time I teach knocks me out for the rest of the day plus the next one. At least I'm teaching TuTh, so that's only 4 days a week that I'm useless instead of 6.

I'm starting to feel ever so slightly less than optimistic.

But I did manage to post a cute (imho) bit about Rick Perry's comparison of climate change deniers to Galileo over at thatsnothistory. Which feels like an accomplishment.
16th-Sep-2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Glad your class is going well, but it sux that it exhausts you so much.
16th-Sep-2011 08:32 am (UTC)
*hugs* I am just glad you are able to do something you love and are good at, and do it well, even if you have to pay in exhaustion.
16th-Sep-2011 09:07 am (UTC)
I'm in a similar boat, and I am appalled at how much ground I've lost, and sort of grim-jawed about getting as much back as I can.

And then there are days when I think the better course is to just let go. I dislike having to battle my own body to accomplish simple ordinary tasks.
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