Sunday, August 20, 2006

First Day of School

Tomorrow is the first day of school for Poudre School District and CSU, here in Fort Collins.

I'm jealous of my peers who will begin new semesters tomorrow, who have developed lesson plans and are ready to meet their new students. I'm having my own little pity party, wishing I had another chance to teach in a classroom, even student teach again.

Instead, I'll be returning to school tomorrow to take a linguistics/grammar class that was so boring last year that I skipped class. Numerous times. So, granted, it is my fault I'm where I'm at. But if I understand the material, should I have to go a listen to a professor read the chapter we read for homework? As an educator, isn't part of my job to make my students want to come to class? Shouldn't I want to make my class an enthralling and exciting place?

So I'm stuck putting off my career for another year, and working as a marketing assistant for a travel company. Yuck.

I can critique my college professors all I want. But, I have no one to blame but myself.