Monday, August 10, 2009

It's on, now

I have returned to the front lines of teaching. Today was the first day back with students. Not much to report, except that I feel like I have done all this before. I think enough years have gone by where I don't get this fresh new giddy feeling on the first day. Instead, I have a "here we go again" feeling.

Luckily, I didn't receive very many frequent fliers from last year, and the ones I did receive are dispersed through several classes, rather than all being concentrated in one particular period like last year. It's a lot easier to pick them off when they don't have the chance to gang up and overwhelm you.

Good Day to You, Sir


Don, American said...

@sbcAsk my why I quit teaching.

Anonymous said...

Ask me why I can't wait to retire. The depression and futility of getting nowhere with disinterested, uncurious, and unimaginative students is overwhelming. And then... last night I had a call from a former student who wanted to talk about all the political views I had espoused when he was a senior. Now they make sense to him and he is actively involved in political action and reading. Maybe we are there for a reason.

Darren said...

The sacred scrolls in Battlestar Galactica (the new series, not the 70's camp) start with "All this has happened before, and it will happen again."