Yes, yes. I've had 2 classes and haven't posted about it. So, here it goes.
I teach drafting 1 on Wednesday mornings from 8-12. I have 8 interior design majors in my class. 7 girls and 1 guy. They are super sweet and all different ages. They have NO CLUE what they are getting into with this major... but neither did I or any other college freshman.
They don't think I'm funny and they probably think I'm a little crazy. Four hours of teaching is intense. Day 1 I wear heels and I was totally regretting it after 4 hours. The second class I was in flats- much better.
This class has so much information. They have to learn how to create a set of construction documents for a house in 11 weeks. ahhhh, it's quick. First class we worked on reading a scale, lineweights and lettering along with getting introduced to the class, each other, me and their supply kits. It's a LOT. Class 2 we worked on how to draw a floor plan. Another really full class and we didn't get as far as I had wanted- but there are some classes later in the semester that are less full so we can catch up.
The first class they had 3 homework assignments and the second class when they turned in the assignments exactly 0 of them turned in everything they were supposed to. Hmmmm, I'm guessing I need to re-think how I assign the homework. Next class I said "get a pen and write this down". Seemed logical to me but I guess sometimes you need to be specific.
This week, we are studing dimensioning and labeling and it is still one of my least favorite tasks. 4 hours of my least favorite task- and I have to sell it to a group of students who can't know that I hate it. On top of that, the Dean who hired me (and will decide if they keep me) will be sitting in on the class for a little while. No pressure.
I had no idea how much prep work it would take. Hours of lesson planning before class... but if I teach this class again all the leg work will be done.
Thanks for praying for me during this transition. I've been off of work (the interior design job) for 2 weeks while I transition into teaching and it's been awesome. I can get so. much. done. when i'm not at work every day. On the other hand, I don't sit down like ever. Less internet, less TV, less phone- much, much better. I cleaned the house the other day. The whole house. Like vaccumed every room on the same day kind of clean. I have never done that before. Don't judge.
This week I will be picking up a few hours at CMA so we will see how that goes. We are attempting to live more "frugally" and it's difficult. I miss Starbucks. I haven't had a pedicure in forever. But I can learn to paint my own toes and make my own tea.
I love being home more. It's sooooo different.... in a good way.