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Friday, August 24, 2007

First week done!

I have just finished teaching my last class of the week! What a week this has been. It has been an emotional rollercoaster (and I don't see that ending any time soon!). The biggest swing was between Wednesday night (lying on our bed at 7pm facing at least two more hours of class planning and crying) to Thursday morning (having a GREAT Intermediate Acting class that left me buzzing for hours). There is a very good reason why everyone in Grad School said that your first year of teaching is harder... I haven't (yet) found it more time-taxing, but it is definitely more emotionally taxing.

I am teaching three classes (Public Speaking, Intermediate Acting II & Voice for Performance). I have some great students in each of the classes who are definitely going to keep me prepared and on my toes! I am also managing the costume shop, which right now involves a massive re-organization campaign on my part so that when we start working on shows I will know where everything is.

Overall, this has been a really good week for me. I like the people I'm working with and the students seem to really want to be here and want to learn. I'm going to spend the next several hours working on lesson plans for next week to try and get ahead!


mom said...

Your going to Jennasize the costumn shop!! You can do it, you've done it before. And glad you had a good first week over all!
Love yo

Dad said...

But teachers have it SOOOO easy because they only have to be in class a few hours a week! Right???


The old sayings goes to really know a subject try to teach it. I am sure that there are going to be a few rough patches getting "started" but I am also VERY confident that I know a certain young professor that is going to EXCELL!