Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Recurring Nightmare

School starts again tomorrow.

My thirteenth year in education. Thirteen years of students, books, papers, discipline...

An unlucky number for some. For me? I always feel a little nudge of butterflies in my gut, but I like school. If I have to work outside my home, and right now, I do, this is the place I want to be.

Besides, my students inspire me.


Heh.

8 comments:

aobibliophile™ said...

good luck with the new school year Aaron! loved what you did with the cover. lol. c",)

AnthonyJRapino said...

Have a great year, buddy! I start back on Monday, so I have a few more days. This is only my second year teaching at the local college, but I'm with you. If I have to (and like you, I do) this is what i want to do.

I also get the little twinge of butterflies before the first day, but it goes away real quick. I hate public speaking, but I feel so comfortable in front of my students, it's crazy.

Aaron Polson said...

aobibliophile™ - thanks. It will be a good year.

Anthony - Good luck to us both. I hear you, re: public speaking. My classroom is my kingdom, though.

Katey said...

I know it's rough, but it's a GOOD job. And it needs people like you really badly.

Plus, those little monsters ARE inspiring. So here's to another good year. 13 has always been a good number for me.

Kate said...

Still a few weeks to go over here - but it's vanishing fast! :-( The six week summer holiday seemd to last for ever when I was wee!

Milo James Fowler said...

My 13th year will start on the 30th, so I'm soaking in as much free time as possible before then. I can relate to the butterflies, but they vanish as soon as I see those stinkers' faces. It'll be good to be back. And I'll be teaching two creative writing electives + English, so I'm pretty stoked.

Will you let your "monsters" autograph your Monsters 2nd edition?

Daniel W. Powell said...

Hey Aaron,

Have a great year. Those kids are lucky to have you (fancy that! Well-read American teenagers!)...

On another note, I dropped by for my digital copy of A Feast of Flesh and was a little shocked by what other customers had also been purchasing (not really, but some of those titles were pretty funny!).

It's interesting to see how non-intuitive that feature can be on Amazon!

Enjoy the year. Teach a new text--it's how I stay sane every year! BTW, "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" might hit home with your kids...

Cate Gardner said...

I like it when you're back at school because we see more of you on the web. No more house remodelling. :D