Easy days here right now, and none too soon.
The stress of setting and then supervising exams is over. I’m officially at work, but there’s nothing I have to do today.
Time to futz about with my new install of the Linux mint operating system on the laptop. Hydrating. Warming myself. And suchlike.
Exams – Setting
Setting exams was a drama. I’d earlier set tests for some classes, so assumed it was just rinse and repeat, with extras.
Wrong. After the first drafts, my Thai co-teacher tells me the fonts, format, and nearly everything else is wrong. I’m given a list of requirements.
Take two. I rewrite, to be told that the HOD has vetoed the exams for reasons which remain fuzzy.
I’m due for an in-class assessment by the HOD, so I assume I’ll be able to clarify things then. But when the HOD doesnt show for the scheduled class, I start job-hunting as a backup.
TWO days after I send a detailed explanation of events, and basically asking ‘what now?’, my Thai teacher tells me my exams have now been approved.
Apparently, there were machinations in a department meeting. It’s all very mysterious.
But that decision gives me the impression I’m a truckload more secure in the job than I been.
So my exams will be held in my scheduled class times ( easy work ), as compared with …
Exams – Supervising
The past three days have been spent cooped up like chickens watching students sit other exams.
Two days of four-hours a day in a room with no air-conditioning, swilling water to try to compensate. One day of the same with air-conditioning.
Today, I’ve done my time supervising, and get my rationed relief.
Tomorrow is a day of supervising my exams with my regular classes. The same for several days next week.
And Monday is a holiday. It’s the King’s birthday.
Long live the King.