As the new Fall Semester gets underway there are a few things I want to share with you from a professor. We know you are anxious this first week about how your classes will go. Guess what? So are we! Is our class ready? Are we ready to teach, grade, and engage you? Is our material challenging enough to push you to grow and learn without pushing you too far?
Over the summer while you were working and enjoying the warmth, I was at conferences trying to learn to be better for you. I am constantly thinking of how I can be a better teacher for you. How can I be the one who helps you think critically about my content? How can I be a support for you during your time here? How can I make the impact on you that my teachers made on me? How can I make you the best you to have a great future?
As day one starts I hope you remember a few things:
I hope that you have an amazing year. I hope you get all you can from my class and others. College is one of the best times of your life. It is more than in the classroom. I know that (remember I went to college too). I want you to get a great degree and career. Know I am here to help you get there and as long as you respect me I will respect you.