The grades are in, and as promised I’m going to take some time to talk about my experiences as a first-time teacher. Long story short: it was super-challenging and I loved it.
I put together a list of ten important things I learned this term; I hope others find these useful, and I welcome any feedback or comments!
1. No matter how confident you are, when you’re given your first class you’re probably going to be freaked out at some point. Do whatever you need to do to get through the first few lectures – it gets easier.
I love teaching, and I consider myself a good teacher. Nevertheless, in the weeks leading up to the start of the term as I tried to prepare my first couple of lectures, I had many sleepless nights and about five mini-breakdowns during which I decided I was woefully…
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