Thursday, August 19, 2010
I taught my first class of the semester at ASU today. Nearly everything about the experience was bad: the day was hot and miserable, I just discovered I no longer have even shared cubicle space (meaning I have to carry out my office hours on a bench in front of my classroom), my classroom has two huge stone pillars right in the middle, and transportation back home was late. The silver lining that compensates for it all: it looks like I have a really great group of students. It is the students that make or break a class; everything else is a footnote.