Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So -- it's started....

... the Fall semester, that is.

The good news is that I have a lot more hair than last Fall -- of course, it isn't hard to have more hair than BALD. Also, two clean PET scans helps a bunch -- and being done with Chemo and not dizzy /able to drive... yea, a lot better!!

There isn't really much bad news -- except Monday is a teach-a-thon day. I teach 2:15-3:30, 4:00- 5:15 and 6:00-8:50.... two Ethics classes and an Intro to Phil class--- so, I see 150 students in that time frame.

I kind of feel sorry for my 6:00 class, because I'm going to ask them often if I've mentioned ____________, at least until we get to the material we haven't covered in the 4:00 ethics class.

I have a few students who are in more than one of my classes this semester -- we'll see how that goes -- but, I think it will be fine. I have several students from prior semesters, which is much more fun, as they're like old friends who already get me :).

I have one "repeater" -- who was a challenge the first time around. He has a physical disability and last time around he sent a pretty aggressive e-mail about in-class procedures, but this time around I think we'll be able to skip it :) -- now, if he'll only do the assignments we'll be in good shape :).

Today is a long on-campus day with only two classes -- 11:00-12:15 (which means if I'm going to get a parking spot I'd better get my butt in gear), and a 6:00 section of Logic. Tonight I'll have my Super-Tutor -- which makes me smile... she's smart, patient, reliable and has a good sense of humor... all of which are necessary to get along with me.

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck--that's a heck of a load in one day.