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I got a message from a friend (thank you friend) checking to be sure I was okay, seeing as I hadn't posted in a while. That's prompted me to post this--I am okay! Just a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the new job. Last week was my multiple-day orientation, and that was Very Daunting--lots of rules and procedures and things that mainly won't apply to me but that I have to know.

And yesterday was my first day of teaching, and it was a positive experience--the students are great and seemed to genuinely enjoy the material--but we went through the material I had expected would last the whole class in ... less than the whole class. Fortunately I had the week's materials to hand, so I was able to just forge ahead, but that put me off my stride a bit.

It'll take me a bit to get into the swing of things, but hopefully by next week or the week after I'll be back to my normal posting and commenting habits (though in more limited hours).

Date: 2019-03-12 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizziebelle
The first week is always a whirlwind. I had tons of training to go through here too, much the same - stuff I need to know but doesn't really apply to my particular job. Best of luck to you! I know you'll be great. :)

Date: 2019-03-12 03:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sartorias
I figured you were head down in the new job. I remember what that was like, and so I looked forward to a post when you had adjusted to all the new demands on your time.

Date: 2019-03-12 03:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sartorias
PS if you ever want to brainstorm about teaching, I'm here! (re your running out of material. A couple of times I had to pinch hit in emergencies, taking over classes with nothing prepared. There are some standbys)

Date: 2019-03-12 04:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
The first days/weeks (sometimes months) of a new job are always overwhelming, so I figured you had hunkered down to work. I'm glad your first day teaching was positive even if everything didn't go quite to plan!

Date: 2019-03-12 06:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
I was wondering so glad to hear that it's just life, that thing wot 'appens getting in the way!

Date: 2019-03-12 07:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] genarti
Every time I start a new job (or equivalent) I think it will only occupy me during the relevant hours, and of course every time I'm totally wrong; it wipes me out for a couple of weeks, in terms of having brain-energy for anything else. Here's hoping you can settle swiftly into the swing of things! :)

Date: 2019-03-12 08:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_martin_a
Glad it went well.
The best piece of advice I ever had about teaching was always look like you know what you're doing.
: )

Date: 2019-03-13 03:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
I'm so glad the job is positive and that your students seem ready to learn.

Date: 2019-03-13 08:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wayfaringwordhack
Glad everything is going well so far. Student enthusiasm is to be cherished! :D

Date: 2019-03-13 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Congrats on the new job! May it work well for you.

Date: 2019-03-14 07:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
That's prompted me to post this--I am okay! Just a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the new job.

I am glad you aten't dead!

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