Saturday, 29 March 2008

How Very Remiss Of Me...

Things have been a little hectic of late. In particular, coursework season is upon us... this means that teachers have to try and figure out how to get their students to complete coursework and hand it in, but in such a way that (a) it is not a word-for-word copy of what the teacher has prepared as guidance, (b) it is not a word-for-word copy of what their friends have done (more difficult than it sounds, as they are, of necessity, working together and discussing ideas!) (c) it is not the work of their parents, (d) it is not cut-and-pasted from the Internet, and (e) it fulfils all the exam board's criteria.

I loathe coursework. It has to be read, suggestions for improvement made, (most of which will be ignored) marked, handed back for tweaking and then re-marked. It is tedious (there are only so many experiments possible in school laboratories) and painful for both student and teacher. And the mark schemes produced by the exam boards are tortuous, which makes marking the wretched work a real chore... There were rumours that coursework was going to be scrapped completely. Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to be the case...

Anyway, I haven't been blogging properly. The odd post each day. But I haven't been exploring...

So I've only just found Mother's Pride - a blog written by Jackie, who calls herself the Mother of this lot. "This lot" turns out to be five daughters.

I also discovered that Adrienne (of Adrienne's Catholic Corner) has a wonderful habit: she collects holy cards (buying them off ebay), and puts them in a bowl. Having noted that many of the beautiful cards are from the funerals of people many years ago, and working on the assumption that these people may have no-one left to pray for them, she proposes setting up an "Adopt a Bowl Person" campaign. You send her your details and she sends you the details of a soul to pray for. Truly a work of mercy. You can find out more HERE.

James Mawdsley had a thoughtful post on how our attitude to Christ on Calvary is demonstrated by our attitude to the Church - his body.

5 comments:

Mark said...

Mac,

I thought these might interest you too:
http://fsspvocations.blogspot.com/
http://tradvocations.blogspot.com/

God bless,
Mark

Adrienne said...

Jackie (MOTL) is just too funny for words. Whine a bit like I do and she'll give you all sorts of awards.

the mother of this lot said...

Thanks for the mention! You're welcome any time!

Rita said...

Cursework (that's what I think of coursework): you and me both stuck indoors on a nice day like today! It is a thoroughly depressing activity, you have my sympathies.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Yes I think coursework should be outlawed having all these kids doing some!

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