First day of teaching tomorrow

Wish me luck! Soon, soon, my attention will be more blog-oriented, I hope.

6 Responses so far.

  1. kookie says:

    Good luck, Ariel. I read lots of teacher's blogs and I have to say, I'm kind of glad I didn't go into that profession.

  2. Thanks, everyone! Apart from my suffering from an absurd case of stage fright (it has been about a year and a half since I last taught), I think it went well. The students were wonderfully talkative, and I burbled on and on introducing the first weeks reading. Afterwards a number of students came up to me tell me that they liked the first day, and a few also wanted to express concerns about whether they were up to the level of difficulty or the workload of the course. I talked them through their anxieties, but the nicest thing any of the students said to me was "I can't take the first semester of this course, because of a schedule conflict, but will you be teaching the second semester as well?"

  3. Andi says:

    And I now see that you've already given the update. I'm glad the day went well. I know alllll about that stage fright thing.

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