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I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month.
Semester grades are due tomorrow, and I have spent the day sorting papers, opening files, checking off boxes, charting numbers. It feels more like bookkeeping than grading. I suppose I could take more time and try to give meaningful feedback, but I suppose I feel like students have learned what they’re going to learn from the class they’ve completed. I’m not sure that they would even locate an additional few comments posted to a course website. Still, I feel like the rich thinking in their final reflective papers is a missed opportunity for feedback and connection. My conflicted feelings did inspire today’s haiku:
end of semester
piles of papers, files on files,
too late for feedback?