...but here is what has been going on in the last two weeks:
- I started my first French-teaching job ever, at a junior high.
- My sister got married on Friday.
And I think that is enough to 'splain my absence from the blogging world during that time period. :)
So now I am prepping for tomorrow's classes and gathering names of people who have offered to help me move this weekend. Good times, good times.
It's kind of crazy to have started as a "real teacher." I have been studying, talking about, reading about, and teaching about language teaching for the past, oh, six or seven years, but to be actually DOING it is a little different. I know, shocker. :) It's funny - I know and have so many different theories about how to prepare lessons for language teaching, and yet here I am, struggling to come up with what I'll do tomorrow. My mom, who also taught French, says that you "pay your dues" your first year or two, and then it gets REALLY fun after that. I don't think she means that the first year will be completely DEVOID of fun ("zero fun, sir"), but as I am designing my curriculum, and establishing my patterns and my style, this year will be a lot of work. Ready, set, GO!