Beaker Ben held "grammar" hostage until we came up with new material to post. I am happy with having things up on the blog for longer than a day, but here is my contribution to getting our banner back to being spelled correctly... I channel our students as I craft a few reasons I cannot send new material in to my favorite blog:
5. Our school is on the quarter system. If this makes no sense to you, it makes no sense to me, either. This explanation to not get anything changed seems to work for our Administrators. Any time someone suggests doing something new, the response is, "Sorry, we're on the quarter system."
4. I have 17 of 50 essays left to grade by the end of today.Why did I promise to do this? So I could force myself to grade them. Their portfolios are due on Wednesday, so technically, I could wait until tomorrow at midnight to return essays because no one is going to start working on them until then. So this is the "something else is more important than you" excuse.
3. I have final exams to craft. It's my own fault for switching textbooks this year because I was bored with the last one. This is the "I was an idiot for doing this so I'm now going to use it as an excuse" excuse.
2. Our most diligent half-time employee just handed me her resignation letter. I have a week to find a replacement. This is a non-relevant excuse. Finding a replacement takes none of my time: I simply email HR to have them put out an announcement and that took all of 8 seconds. But in the world of student excuses, anything I have to do should be brought up as an excuse for why I cannot do something else.
1. I am beyond misery this week because I'm too tired to even remember where I parked. I have moved into the realm of abstract thought where I can smell consonants! Why is it that being tired is a legitimate excuse for students?