I don't know about you, but I need a LOT of them. Like an entire army helping out my guardian angel in the background. I forgot to link over to my Catholic Mom piece for September which talks about our own personal list of saints. Baptismal saints, confirmation saints, saints who lift you up, saints who have your back. ;-) If you have your own list of saints, I'd love to see it!
Because seriously. This is my life right now:
"Please log in and check your group assignment. It is listed on the left navigation menu, in the blue section, as 'My Groups.' Select that link, and then you'll see the name."
"Wait, what? Where do we go?"
"Log in. Open up your English course. Look at the left navigation menu for 'My Groups.'"
*more distracted silence*
"Where? I don't see it."
"Oh. It says My Groups."
"OK, but how do I find my actual group?"
*prayer for eternal patience*
"You must *click* on it."
My week. My entire week. 8 times already, with 168 students. 3 more incarnatiions to go.
Because the thing is, it's not that these students lack intelligence. They're just perpetually not paying attention, and/or using creative curiosity. Sometimes to figure things out and find things, you need to look around and try things. There is an unwillingness to exert any effort in that direction that myself and my colleagues find most frustrating.
Frustrating. Have I mentioned how frustrating this week has been?
I recorded a Tea Time, horray! Lots of news coming. It should be out on Friday!