I’ve been frickin‘ busy already!!!
Ever since the first week of this year, I’ve been teaching a class at the Art Institute in Vancouver. I’m teaching second quarter music theory.
I have to admit, I’m actually quite enjoying it. It’s taking up a lot of my time preparing, but it seems as though everything is going well. The guys (and 1 gal) in my classes are a great bunch – all seem to be quite receptive and interested in the topic. Well, as interested in theory as you can get.
The quiz I popped a couple weeks ago yielded some great results – either it was too easy, they all cheated, or I’m actually doing a great job. I’m holding out for the last option!
While it’s going well, there is a bit of “weirdness” in the position. There’s that student-teacher wall that although I remember being there as a student, it took me a bit off-guard as I wasn’t really expecting it.
You know, it’s that being-friendly-but-not-“friendly” kind of thing. Being in a position of “authority” isn’t really new to me – I’ve been a dad for … almost 9 years now, and I did do the management thing, but this is different somehow.
There’s those furtive glances when I walk past students in the hall, or that silence or quieter voices as I pass a group from class. It’s not like I’m itching to be “one of the gang” and all that, it’s just that I never really thought about being on “this side” of the coin.
I’m just taking it all in and chalking it up as one more of my experiences in my life.