Well, I’m back in class for the semester, which means book three will have to take a backseat for a bit. I’m starting a new adventure in my teaching career this year; I’m teaching dual enrollment classes at Seymour High School. It’s a college level writing course, but the class is in the high school and follows the high school schedule. That’s completely new to me. I’ve taught in different formats on the college level, but I’ve never had this kind of schedule before. In some ways, it’s a little easier, but it presents a unique set of challenges.
So far, I like it. The students are the best of the school, and the administration and high school teachers are very supportive and encouraging. Hopefully, once I get used to the schedule and the pacing, I’ll feel at ease with it, but right now, I’m still apprehensive about the adjustments I’m having to make to my own style and habits. After nine years of doing things a certain way at my old job, it’s hard to let go of some of my ways, but in order to grow as a teacher and be effective with these students, I need to adapt to my new environment.
On another front, Dragon*Con is getting close, and I’m getting nervous. I know I belong there, but it’s a big step up for me, and I hope I can make a good showing for myself and Third Axe Media. I’m sure I’ll write more about this in the next few days.