Teaching reflections — education

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May I please drop the pronoun “I” from my entries? Darn thing’s making me feel quite self-conscious. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, but still, “I” is way overused. (I just said I is! Meep.)

Do forgive if suddenly writing style is abrupt. For some reason, am hearing Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones in head.

Starting to shape up as a teacher. Very good. Having a lot of fun compiling exercises and writing them up neatly. In fact, spent all afternoon cleaning up CS21AFirst03#Exercises.FiveByFive, only to have Dr. Sarmenta suggest focusing on single-dimensional arrays for now. Ah well. Less work to do in future. Took off from work to spend time with mom, but still managed to finish CS21AFirst03#Exercises.Aquarium at relatively decent hour and with (in own opinion) good quality work. Looking forward to fun and student appreciation, as some students had expressed desire to see “fishies swimming about” or something like that.

Bought some useful books at the fair and shared some stuff from “The First Year Teacher’s Survival Kit” over lunch earlier. For that matter, went to the canteen _thrice_ today as highly value conversations with other faculty members.

Also, am slowly resuming CS123 duties. Have e-mailed C++ experts hello world exercise to be disseminated to everyone else. Will follow up with more on Tuesday. Somewhat better. Have a bit more structure.

Accreditation re-review soon. Not certain what fuss is about, but am keen on being observed if observer plans to be in school when am organized teacher with funky lesson plans. Not good if will have one of those off days. Must not plan any off days, then.

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