Monday, February 22, 2016

Why I Gave Myself an Extension

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."
-- William Shakespeare

Shakespeare was wrong!  At least, in terms of being late.  I had so hoped to have a freebie ready for you today to use for Black History Month but it just isn't gonna happen.  I'm sorry!  I've been working on some resources about Africa and although one is done, the other two are not yet completed.  They are a collection of clip art images based on photographs of artifacts from Sierra Leone and a set of writing prompts about those artifacts.  The freebie will be a sampler that offers a piece from each of those products.
Why it's okay to give work extensions | The ESL Connection
One of the African Studies products--more to come!  Source: The ESL Nexus
Rather than put together something of questionable quality, I will take my time and do it right.  Something I used to tell my students a lot: Don't rush!  Because here's the proverb that says it all: Haste makes waste.  If my students asked me for more time, I almost always said yes if it meant the quality of their work would be better.

So I will be a day or two late but as soon as the freebie is ready, I will blog about it so you know it's available.  I know it's not the end of the world but I wish I could have met my deadline.  However, since I often gave my students extensions on their work, I have decided it's okay to give me one, too.  Thanks for your patience!