I don't know about you, but when I was growing up my mother was big on finishing one project before starting another. In my life, I've found that this kind of advice isn't very helpful. What tends to happen when I get stuck and try to "not give up", "push through", "drive on", or whatever, is … [Read more...] about One thing at a time?
*the term "grading jail" is borrowed from a popular Twitter hashtag #gradingjail At this time of year, it is tempting to drop everything else and just grade all the time. After all you have lots of grading. You might as well get through it so you can get on with other things. If you love … [Read more...] about Getting out of Grading Jail*
As tough as this semester has been and as happy as you are for it to end, the transition from a heavily scheduled term to an unscheduled break is tough. You've probably got a long list of things too do. Too long, I suspect. A long list + an open stretch of time = procrastination Where do … [Read more...] about Beware the long list and wide expanse of time…
This post refers to the break between semesters, which in the Northern Hemisphere tends to incorporate the Christmas holidays. Often the exams and assignments that come in at the end of the semester need to be graded before the beginning of the next casting a bit of a pall over the break and making … [Read more...] about From the archives: You can ignore the grading
In my earlier post, I suggested that conference presentations make great first drafts of journal articles. The hard part is actually sitting down to turn that excellent first draft into something good enough to submit to a journal. Dealing with criticism. Maybe someone in your conference session … [Read more...] about From Conference Presentation to Journal Article