Day 449

Tuesday | May 21st, 2013

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I looked at my picture in the university system today and wanted to change it. This led down the dark art of self-portraiting. I really on change my portrait when I have to, like for a job. It’s hard to get me right. I kept the hero image because the facial pose reminds me of my mom.

I taught today and each minute was grueling. It’s warm out and things are winding down and the students don’t want to be there or they don’t want me anymore—it’s hard to tell which. I feel their pain. I’ve done many things wrong in this level (I’ve got three of these; two are painful, one is okay). Some of this is bad guidance from my peers and teammates. Some of it is just plain old inexperience with this level. Some of it is me not making lesson plans that work each week. Lots of blame to go around. Lots to improve for next time, if there is to be a next time. So far, I’ve taught different stuff each semester, no repeats yet.

The Daily Bullet

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Daily Report

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