Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Stop for a moment...

Raindrops by Helen in Wales
Raindrops, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

...to notice the raindrops in the grass.

There was heavy rain first thing this morning. The drops were like little beads on the grass stems. Fortunately, it didn't rain hard until I had retrieved the wheelie bin and the recycling box from the pavement. Also fortunately it had stopped and the sun had come out by the time I had to walk to the college to teach my afternoon session.

I'm so glad the college is only a 10 minutes walk away -- I don't think I could cope with a long commute these days! -- but even so, it's tiring to be teaching face-to-face again after so much tutoring online at a distance. I'm loving it though. It's a challenge because I've never taught these particular courses before, so whilst the subject matter is fine, some of it is a bit rusty and I also need to get to grips with the exam rules and regulations, not to mention all the college's admin systems. But things are starting to calm down now I'm nearing the end of my second week. Some of the initial learning curve is behind me. I have students! I have a code to use the photocopiers, I know where my classrooms are, I have access to Moodle (the online place where you put course resources). From now on I can focus on planning and delivering lessons.

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