I began this blog for a number of reasons, to keep in touch with friends and family, to keep a record of my crafting project and to reflect upon the transition from student to teacher. Well it’s high time I start working on that third reason.
Today was my first day of class as a teacher. I don’t know if I can call it the first day of school because before today we had a week of New Faculty Orientation, then we had Faculty Orientation, then students started moving in and we did student orientations, then sports started, and finally classes began.
To be honest I was expecting to feel a little more anxious about the whole thing. Perhaps it was all the other events in expectation of actually teaching that wore out all my nerves. Or maybe showing a movie on the first day took off the pressure (I know what you are thinking, movie on the first day?!?! I had a similar thought, but I guess that’s how this course is traditionally started…). Perhaps it’s just such a good thing to be doing what I have been waiting all summer to do…teach. I definitely still have moments of anxiety, but the initial excitement of getting to teach, live in dorm, coach, and advise help temper those fears. It also helps to have an understanding husband and loving cat to come home to.