Being a teacher definitely has its perks. Really, I can’t imagine anyone choosing to be a teacher if they really don’t want to do it. At the same time, there is one thing that absolutely sucks with regards to teaching: grading papers.
My mother told me, “Well some teachers like grading, right?” My response was “Absolutely not. That is like asking an undertaker if they like dealing with smelly corpses. It is just a part of the job that you have to do.”
Why does grading stink so much? It is very time consuming. And when you try to expedite the process for your own sanity, you feel like you are shortchanging your students somehow. Plus, it is very hard to remain objective, especially when you get down to those last ten or so papers.
So, on that note, I should get back to grading. Only 40 papers left to go!!