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)

  2. 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.


    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.

  4. @ 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!

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