Some highlights that make the differences:
- Not once today did I hear "That's not fair." due to my classroom policies.
- The administration supports my suggestion of the removal of some students from an honors class because they didn't do the summer assignment (that they had all summer to complete).
- I was able to take some time to just chill during the school day.
My first class at Catholic University will be on Tuesday. With determination, I decided to go ahead and take the classes. It was actully an easier decision than I had anticipated, largely because I realized that I actually am interested in the sociological effects on information, information technologies, and informatoin accessibility.
So here I am, with a bunch of papers all ready to be graded. Will I do them tonight? Probably not. That wold send the signal that I'm a very fast grader. It's a precedent that I'm not comfortable setting.
I'm very encouraged about the year.