Thursday, August 23, 2012
I love teaching!!! Small moments of fulfillment
Yesterday was the first day of classes at my institution. My first class was at 10:30, but I arrived to my office a little before 9 am and left the door open. Around 9:30, one of my brilliant students from my Latin American Civilization course last semester showed up at the door, said hi, asked how my summer went, and then just sat down in the office saying: "I have an hour to kill in between classes, so I thought I would visit you". 15 minutes later, another brilliant student from the same class showed up and did exactly the same. It felt so good! They have an hour in between classes, so what better idea than showing up at their Spanish Prof office to share that time? Occasions like these are the reason why I always wanted to be at a liberal arts institution. I love teaching, and I love curious students!