So today I start my spring 2015 term. It’s pouring down rain outside, just like it usually does in a Mississippi January. Not sure what I’m going to wear now with the weather like this. But I will figure something out.
I teach this semester at 8 and 9:30 a.m. I’ve found the earlier in the morning the class is, the more motivated the students are. They’re not necessarily awake, but they are motivated to work an do well. I have low class enrollment in my 8 a.m. class, and I hope it stays that way. I’d like to try teaching a smaller group and see if I can do things differently.
I’m still a little on the manic side,. My children and I were having a silly discussion last night, and one said something that tickled me so hard that I started laughing and couldn’t stop. We were discussing the physics of a thrown plastic glass of water, whether the water would leave the glass and hit the person first, etc. I asked my daughter if she had any ‘experiential” knowledge of this, or was it purely theoretical? She gave me the funniest look and I got tickled. I laughed until I cried. For me, that’s a sign of mania. So we will see what happens this morning.