Okay, so this is way early because obviously I haven’t met my students yet. But today, I did get to interact with students and then actually meet one student who will be in my classroom next fall.
I guess all I really have to say about it is that it’s one thing to think about teaching students in the abstract but another to actually meet a real student and his family member. It really hit me today that I will be responsible for ensuring that this young man meets all of his learning goals and equipping him with the tools necessary to pursue an excellent college education. It’s definitely so much easier to just think about teaching as a far-off…thing that won’t ever get here, but that is soooooo not the case any more.
Induction ends tomorrow and then Phoenix Institute starts on Sunday! Hard to believe that this is finally happening!