still puddling away. i didn't finish all my grading so i have to do it this weekend... bah. but i know my students will be seriously pissed if its been 2 weeks of break and they still don't have projects back. so i have about 2 hrs of grading left and maybe another 30 min entering grades. and maybe 30 min for class prep too - i think i only prepped 1 class for monday. and that is the end of break!
my break was not so great - i was sick for most of the first week, only finished up a few committee things, then DH left town the next week and by the ime he came back i was just fried.
so here's a ? - I have a student, did well in HS, but is academically challenged in his favorite classes here. He mostly hasn't been getting things done on time. time management lacking i assume, but his mom reached out and sad that he is really struggling to manage his college work. He's my advisee as well as work-study and in addition he is in one of my classes. I gave him the week before break off so that he could focus on his school work. I plan on siting down with him and making a schedule for th week with all his class times and ask him to pencil in all SI study sessions etc. Anything else I can do? Id like to set him up for general success, not just success in my class.
on the flip side, I had a failing, but promising student, that emailed me last week and wanted to see me for office hrs. we worked for a couple extra hours together and I sent him to a tutor that works with me, and he got a 95 on this past test. Not only does it make me feel good, but also it validates for me that the students who want to do well, will do well.