May 16, 2010
Today, I didn’t do anything or go anywhere. I didn’t do work. Both of my IRB applications were submitted this week so I can breathe a little. I should prepare to defend my proposal, but I’m not quite sure how to go about it yet. I guess I should just study my proposal to know it inside and out. I will convert it into a PowerPoint. I also should study how I am going to collect my data and wrap my mind around the idea of doing the most important part of this dissertation at the busiest time of the school year. I will be interviewing teachers. School ends June 10th and the workday is the 14th. If I don’t get to these teachers before they leave the schools, I might as well forget about it. This is cutting it way too close. Lord, give me favor with the IRB to get this moving in time to have the interviews. Most teachers disappear in the summertime.
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