Thursday, August 28, 2008

1st Day of Teaching

My first day of teaching is out of the way and it was both exciting and challenging. I had forgotten how comfortable I was at my last institution after teaching the same courses many times. I had also forgotten about life as a newb- getting lost just trying to find the restroom, learning new procedures, and meeting all the new people. I knew it wasn't going to be the same, of course, but reality is always different than how I imagine it (brilliant statement, I know).

Nonetheless, the hours flew by quickly and I learned a lot myself. I am excited to have a new type of course; I can't imagine teaching the same courses forever and ever. And I like that I have a good amount of freedom to run the classes the way I want. I think once I get in the groove, it will be really enjoyable and rewarding.

Today is my "off" day and Austin and I are going to try to get our vehicles registered and maybe even get our licenses too. Tomorrow I have statistics, the class I am most scared of :-)

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