ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD
So, my first day was a bit hectic. 3 hours in 3 classes, and I had to run across campus to make it to choir. Then I was in my office for an hour, then another class, then in my office for another hour, then tutoring, then teaching, and then home. Nothing was extremely engaging, but everything was totally distracting and my mind is fried. It seems like maybe on of my classes will be intellectually engaging, but I suppose I shouldn’t worry to much about it since I’ve just got to focus on passing and teaching.
And on teaching, I feel terrible. Because I’m one of those people who is extremely passionate about education, and I hate the sort of mechanized diploma system, wherein kids turn up do some worksheets and get a degree on the other end. Today I became that sort of teacher, I read off someone else’s assignment without thinking, and wrote stuff on the board without thinking critically. I just turned into a bit of a robot, and I don’t feel like anyone in the audience could possibly connect in a personal way to the material. In essence, I’m one of those overworked TA’s that everyone hates taking a course from. But I haven’t much of a choice.
Anyways, it is good to be back to work, I can’t be bothered to do anything else tonight, but I have the feeling this is going to be a productive quarter.