I think I’ve discovered my perfect grading strategy. Three at a time! Just three projects / portfolios / essays–whatever it is, I just grade three of them at once and then do something else for a while. And then I change locations. Grade three. Do something else. Start again in a new location.
It’s working! I don’t know why 3 is the magic number, but it’s just enough that I feel like I’ve accomplished something and not too much that I’m too tired to start again.
After I finish grading my 3 things, I find I’m ironing, going on walks, cleaning the kitchen, or doing all sorts things. And so far, I’ve been grading in the kitchen, upstairs, and now in my bedroom.
I don’t know why it’s working, but it’s working.