This is it. Tomorrow.
I shouldn’t expect too much from tomorrow – I have any given group of students for all of 15 minutes before the next one comes through, which will only be enough time to say hi, take attendance, pass out and go over syllabi, and say bye as they move on to the next period.
Still, it sets the tone. I have to be assertive, but not intimidating; serious, but not too sober. I need to make sure that students know I am not a doormat, nor am I the last teacher. I need to convince them that I know what I’m doing.
I think I know what I’m doing.
Here’s to a good start – to tomorrow.