For some reason (probably that I hit the wrong button), this didn’t publish the other day. It was meant to post on Wednesday.
So I walked into my interview today hyped up, totally in the zone, and smiling.
And I walked out with a job.
I think that’s pretty cool.
Three courses in the fall. Which is two more than I’ve ever taught simultaneously, but I’m both up to and looking forward to the challenge.
Now I’m just wondering if I should open with “My students called me sensei.”
July 13, 2008 at 7:12 pm
Congratulations Mr. Awesome!
July 13, 2008 at 8:56 pm
July 13, 2008 at 9:16 pm
I don’t know about the whole “sensei” thing. It’s sort of a “been there, done that” sort of thing now, don’t you think?
Maybe you should encourage your students to come up with a new and creative title for you, like “maestro” or “xiansheng” or “de meester”. That is, if you don’t want to go with the traditional “Will” or “Mr. E” or “Prof. Entrekin”.
I’m just sayin’.
And seriously – what teacher wouldn’t want to be called “de meester” every day?
(Congratulations, by the way)
July 13, 2008 at 9:41 pm
Congratulations! It’s a tough market…that’s awesome.
I would refrain from mentioning the sensei thing. Chances are, at a community college, you’ll find a broad mix of students…meaning lots of non-traditional students. A friend of mine taught composition at a CC last year and found that a lot of her students were older than she was.
July 13, 2008 at 10:19 pm
Bring food to classes. College students are poor and tired. Food is the best way to keep their attention as well as getting them to call you what ever you want.
July 14, 2008 at 12:45 pm
So, I take it you won’t be teaching math;)
July 14, 2008 at 4:00 pm
@ well, everyone: Thanks! Yeah, I’m so psyched!
@Kristen & Alma: yeah, the “ha!” was because I wouldn’t be doing ‘sensei.’ Fun while it lasted, but gotta know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. New school equals new students equals totally new experience, and I say bring it!
@Lisa: Gosh, never! Gah, math!