There were one or two times last semester that I thought having the summer off of teaching would be a great idea. Now that I’ve had the summer off, I can safely say I would have rather been teaching at least every other weekend, if not more often. I’m very excited to start again this fall and it looks like I may be getting an extra class to teach.
I’m looking forward to the challenge of trying to teach two different subjects at the same time. While they are both courses I have taught in the past, I like to try and tailor the experience to the students I’m working with. With having two it’s going to take some serious time commitment to ensure that I can meet the needs of both groups of students.
But the best part about teaching again this fall is seeing some of my returning students. I got quite a few comments that they really enjoyed my course and are looking forward to working with me again this fall. I also went out to dinner with two former students last weekend and listened to them inflate my ego some more. I know when I was a student I made friends with a lot of my teachers and I still keep in touch with them to this day, and I hope to form the same connections with my students. Based on the result of these two, I can safely say I’m headed in the right direction.