You've heard of writer's block, when a writer either just can't get started writing or gets stopped by something and can't go further.
I have lots of ways of helping students get beyond writer's block.
Unfortunately, I have grading block.
Sometimes, I look at this huge stack of papers that I need to grade, and I find it too overwhelming to start. So I put it off, and that's a problem.
The other side is that I'll start grading a stack, but then run into something in the stack that's really bad, really frustrating, or something similar. Then I put the stack down, and I have difficulty getting started again.
I need to find a way to get beyond the blockage because once I get behind in grading, things just get worse. And worse.
Of course, eventually, I force myself to just grade, and do get the work done, but life would be so much better if I just got over the blockage and graded.
I need better strategies. Help?