So much to learn, not just for me, but for my students, too.
It's the morning of the second day of classes, and I've already had three students anxious about stuff. I solved two of the problems, I think.
I had a student yesterday tell me they were going on vacation during X week of classes and what could they do to make up the work. I said they could do it ahead. BUT seriously, who schedules vacation during the semester for college aged students? (And I realize "vacation" may actually mean that it's the only time my parent can get off of work or something. Still, it seems weird.)
Yesterday, I taught five hours. My normal Monday/Wednesday schedule will be four and a half hours, but I filled in for a colleague for half an hour yesterday. I don't know how K-12 teachers do it.
My Mom's memory seems to be more and more a problem. I'm grateful to the other family members who are helping and geographically close. But there are times when it takes a lot of mental energy just to call and try to talk to her.
Here's to wishing everyone a good semester!