Tuesday, September 05, 2006

And so it begins...

...a new school year, and a new phase of my career as a student. This time, as a student and as a teacher. That's right, I am officially a teacher as of today. At 9.10 AM, I began my first freshman composition course. I was a little sleepy and nervous. They were a little sleepy and nervous. We talked about what writing is, what it can do -- what we wish to do in this course. I made an aesthetically pleasing syllabus, and realized that I have no sense of how long things take.

I let them go early, with no homework (it's their first day, first class -- moreover, first day and first class of college). Thursday things start in earnest -- exercises, reading, writing. But today we sat, new teacher with equally new students, introduced ourselves, and laughed over the rain that has been falling in the City for over a week (with a short break this weekend, to be fair).

I think it's going to be a great year.

Moreover, I think it's going to be a fun career.

And now I'm off to a linguistics course. Life is good.