Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to school

I started school this week. I returned to my alma mater not as a student, but as an instructor. On Tuesday I began teaching a grammar class for international students at a nearby university. 

I now have one of those back-to-school stories that every teacher accumulates along the educational journey.

Here's the short version: 

A couple of weeks ago...
Monday: Found a job posting; applied online.
Tuesday: Received a message from the department.
Wednesday: Played telephone tag and set up an interview.
Thursday: Completed interview (the first of two for the day).
Friday: Received an offer.

For the next couple of weeks my background check hung out in human resources.

Last week...
Thursday: Background check cleared. Zoomed over to the university to meet the senior teachers.
Friday: Began training.
This week...
Monday: Completed training. Received class assignment.
Tuesday: Began teaching. Class assignment was switched and then switched back. Received textbook.
Wednesday: Experienced a "regular" day.


  1. Phew! Sounds like you're having quite the intense first week of school. I hope today things start to calm down and feel normal. Hurray for you having a job teaching!

  2. Does this mean the blueberry farm is done for the summer?

    ~ Betsy

  3. Wow, Amy, I'm so excited for you! I loved tutoring International students. You'll do well and you'll make some life long friends!

  4. The blueberry farm isn't closed for the season but we don't have enough berries to be open all the time. We're only open a couple of days a week, now.

  5. Rejoicing with you and looking forward to many highlights!

  6. Way to go Amy !!!
    Uncle Keith