Monday, September 23, 2013

365 Inspirations—266: First Day of School

Today was my first day back at school. I'm not sure I was completely ready for it being that I just returned from a trip a week ago and still feel like part of my body is in Peru.

The oddest thing is that I'm teaching a small business ownership class to ESL students and I had a small class, but I had TWO people from Peru in that class—one from Cusco and one from Puno. These were two places I visited on my trip and it was interesting to meet theses students in my class.

It was like two worlds colliding—my travels in Peru and my life back here in the States.

I think it's going to be a good quarter. I like my classes and students and it was just the first day!

It always takes me about a week or so to wrap my head around the idea that I have an entire quarter's worth of classes yet to teach. I find the best way is to plan, but take one teaching day at a time. Otherwise it can get overwhelming.

I also like to allow for space in my classes and time with my students to really get to know them. Being an ESL teacher is a fascinating job because I meet students from all over the world.

I'm looking forward to the quarter ahead and getting to know my students!

Do you have fond memories of the first day of school?

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