I have returned to the front lines of teaching. Today was the first day back with students. Not much to report, except that I feel like I have done all this before. I think enough years have gone by where I don't get this fresh new giddy feeling on the first day. Instead, I have a "here we go again" feeling.
Luckily, I didn't receive very many frequent fliers from last year, and the ones I did receive are dispersed through several classes, rather than all being concentrated in one particular period like last year. It's a lot easier to pick them off when they don't have the chance to gang up and overwhelm you.
Good Day to You, Sir