Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Back

Will I lose all research credibility forever if I admit that being back in class is energizing? That I'm enjoying the students so far? That so far it's fun?

I know--ask me again in March how energizing it is. And part of that energy is getting a time-sucking monkey off my back, the monkey being a long piece of writing that drained a lot more time and energy than it was worth over the past few months. Compared to that, prepping to teach seems like floating around in the Wizard of Oz's balloon.

6 comments:

Ink said...

Hooray for energy! Classroom-inspired energy is the best.

ArticulateDad said...

I'd say, enjoy life, and doing. Better to be energized than distracted.

Historiann said...

Teaching *should* energize us. (At least before the major grading sets in.) It's fun, and you're a better teacher if you're projecting energy and enthusiam for your subject.

(No, it won't lose you a bit of research cred. What's wrong with enjoying all aspects of your job?)

Bardiac said...

If you didn't enjoy teaching, then you'd be totally in the wrong job, right? Seriously, teaching is a blast. It's supposed to be energizing and exhausting! Enjoy!

undine said...

Thanks! Of course, now I'm more exhausted than energized, but I'll get my teaching energy back soon.

profacero said...

It's all energizing. More grist for my mill, that wanting a 2-1 or 2-2-1 load isn't wanting to be lazy; I'd give up sabbaticals forever in exchange for that. One wants a little of everything, all the time. The teaching OR research seesaw is the part of it all that drains me.