This is the first entry where I speak about my new experience of being an “adjunct faculty member” in community college. What this title means is that I work part-time as an instructor. I am currently teaching human physiology, which is a really fun but intense subject!
This is my first week! I am super excited and I am super scared at the same time! I love teaching and I have wanted to teach college for a long time. The journey to get to where I am today has been full of detours. And, today, I am thankful that I finally found my way there. I have already made a discovery about myself after the first class:
My Students Motivate Me!
I don’t think that there is such thing as complacency when it comes to teaching others. The nature of the job requires a lot of work and being super organized – All the time! It is taking a lot of my brain power to focus and get everything done that I need to do. This is all OK, if I can keep it up! I want to do the best job I can, so now I have to figure out how to balance my personal health, family relationships, and teaching.
As a brand new faculty, I have a lot of learning to do alongside my students. What I found was that the motivation of my students to learn and succeed in the class motivates me to do the best job that I could to aid them in their learning journey.
My hope now is that I do not let them down. I want to do well because I know this will help them succeed and pursue their dreams.
Stay tuned for more Diaries of a Teacher.
Peace to all!
Me on the first day of summer college teaching physiology!