I just asked my students to blog about their perceptions of college life so far, and I though it only fair that I join them. Of course, I will write about my perceptions of my school year up to this point because I have been in college for far too long to have any new perceptions about it.
I have to say that this year has gotten off to a rocky but beautiful start. My students at both schools are intelligent, participatory, and fun. Once again, I lucked out as far as my students go. I cannot say the same for some of my colleagues who have students they can already tell they won’t get along with. Maybe it’s just my magnetic personality. I have had a couple of tense moments with one of my high school students, but we’re moving towards common ground so things are looking up. I have to say that I am pleased with the way things are going.
I say it has been rocky, too, because it took about a week for me to adjust to working every day at the same time. It was a good and welcome change to have a set schedule, because I can now get up and walk the dogs, run, then go to Burris. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I then go to BSU to teach my two classes there. On Monday and Wednesday, I read and study. I am reserving my Fridays, with the exception of when I teach at Burris, to meet with friends, relax, and play disc golf. I think the year will be a good one.