Hello! I just started teaching high school and am slammed with 180 assignments on a regular basis. I spent most of my spring break trying to dig out of the mess of papers I have. I would LOVE to hear how other high school teachers (I teach English) handle this beast. I have already figured out that the more I raise my pen to write something, the longer it will take me to finish the stack. Any interruption kills my speed. I also know that rubrics are a good thing and I use them. I think I just have to create better rubrics (I have used Rubistar). I do have three periods of T.A.s and they help me with routine assignments; however, they make mistakes. They're teenagers after all. So sometimes I spend time trying to figure out what went wrong. I feel like I work at a paper factory. I did create a form to help me organize papers and communicate with T.A.s, but still all this work makes me feel more like a machine and less like a teacher. I use Gradekeeper software, which I find is okay. What do you use? Thank you!