This morning, I have been seriously tempted to cancel today’s General Psychology class. I am increasingly short of breath. Nevertheless, my strong work ethic prevents me from canceling today’s lecture. I’ll simply do my best.
Prior to reviewing my Power Point slides for today’s lecture, I happened to see the Associate Dean for G.C.C.’s Dansville campus. She said that it’s required for her to observe my teaching, given that I am a new faculty member.
This does elicit anxiety, mostly due to my currently worsening shortness of breath. To boast my confidence, I’ll be sure to select a topic with which I feel most familiar. I have not disclosed my health problems to this dean, nor do I have any interest in doing so.