And so ends my first week of full time University teaching.
Man, how I love teaching.
I mean, I love researching too. But nothing – nothing – beats the buzz that you get from that act of ‘luring people in’ to a new area of knowledge, getting them excited about it, showing them new ways of thinking.
Anyone who says that teaching isn’t an art form is dead wrong. This week, teaching again after about 9 months off, I felt like a rusty ballerina! There were some stumbles, and my fitness is down. But the dance…it’s addictive. And the vulnerability you feel when you do it is part of the buzz.
A big shout out to all the staff and students in the School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education at QUT who have helped me feel so welcome 🙂 You rock!