I say this somewhat ironically–really, it’s too early to tell, especially since none of my classes meet until tomorrow.
But I decided to make up a “First Day of the Semester Rubric” as a way to introduce the concept of rubrics to students, and to begin talking about expectations (mine for me, theirs for me, mine for them, theirs for themselves, ours for the universe in general).
And this is how the semester is already not excellent–I don’t have the full semester schedule for all my classes ready yet, and it won’t be ready for all of them by tomorrow.
But I do have a lot done, and, as per the rubric, I anticipate showing up early and being enthusiastic and focused for each of my four classes tomorrow. I’ll report back and let you know how it went!
In the meantime, I’m relatively fired up and kinda sorta ready to go.