Today, I gave my General Psychology students their final examination. It’s really hard to believe that I won’t be teaching this class anymore after today.
Several students handed in the remainder of their online assignments, prior to taking this last exam. I’ll certainly be very busy with grading examinations, plus all of these assignments, within the next few days.
So very much has happened during the period of time that I have taught this General Psychology class. For one, I moved. This happened to lengthen my commute to a full ninety minutes, one-way. Consequently, I’m in the process of applying for adjunct teaching positions that are much closer to where I now reside.
Yet again, I had another throat dilatation surgery while teaching a college class. Fortunately, this didn’t require any class cancellation this semester. For the very first time, my ENT surgeon recommended that I receive a second opinion regarding a tracheal re-section. This remains a very daunting option to consider.
I’ve been continuing to deal with menorraghia all during this semester of teaching. This has certainly left me feeling exceptionally fatigued. During the past week, I’ve found out that I soon need to have surgery, a dilation and curettage (D & C) to remove a endometrial polyp that was recently discovered.
Occasionally, I experienced some slurring of my speech while I was teaching General Psychology. This was more likely to occur when I was overtired and/or attempting to speak too quickly. I quickly moved on after doing so, too.
I’ve really learned a lot by teaching this section of General Psychology. Astonishingly enough, I took my very first introductory Psychology class thirty-four years ago!
Teaching this course has been very challenging, since it covers such a diverse range of multiple content areas within the field of psychology. I do hope that I will have the opportunity to teach this class again in the future.