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drowning in portfolios today. collected all but 7 of my students final (free skate) portfolios today. by 3pm, i had a desk (and an evening) full of reading and grading to do. i finished up around 9:30, which isn't that awful bad.


i could have given myself until wed., but i volunteered to offer up my three of my students' portfolios for our assessment seminars tomorrow. since i am nervous about having to defend these great students to people who might not understand their work, i really wanted to be sure i carefully evaluated each port. before making the choices.


after all of that, i still decided to change my emerging writer. although i believe Student T is emerging, that work is still rough, and i dont want to listen to anyone slam T's great work. Instead i am going with student K, who also emerged and did some great writing this semester. so, i have to high-tail it to school so i can change the files on the shared drive before the 10am meeting start.


so, all i have to do is submit grades and attend two days (T and Th) of assessment discussions and I can close the book on a very successful FA08 semester.


however, as i close that book, i have to reopen the book that is my ongoing dissertation. here's hopin' that i get a solid draft of Ch 2 out of my break....

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Taken on December 15, 2008