In which the author disappears

Real Life Sep 05, 2009

A blessed and happy new school year to you all! You may have noticed that in the last six days, I have fallen off the face of the blogging world. That was predictable. But here’s a brief update on what’s going on.

I am very excited about this school year. This past week I have been introduced to my new classes. I love my professors. Their love for us students and their passion for the topic has shown through. Having never attended any other university, I think it’s easy for me to take our great faculty for granted. While I may pull my hair out trying to fulfill their requirements, I know that they are trustworthy. That’s a tremendous blessing.

For those of you who are wondering, Greek is, well, Greek. I managed to fail my first two quizzes and embarrass myself during the in-class translation,

“David, is that singular or plural?”
“Plural”
“It’s singular”

I’m praying that rocky start will smooth out. Here’s to homework and Monday!

But from the “Good News” file: We have 20 worldview students! I had the privilege of meeting the students last week and with their parents the week before. This class is a very bright and enthusiastic group of young adults. Working with them is going to be one of the highlights of my week.

I’m especially looking forward to working closely with my teaching assistant. I think we’re both going to grow a lot working with this year’s group of students.

I also have a hard-working lineup of music students who are ready to take on the next 32 weeks. It was a summer of graduation for the studio as one of my students is moving off to college and another has moved to a college-level teacher. It is always bitter-sweet moment to see students move on to bigger and better things. I’m so proud of them. It’s also given me a fresh sense of direction for the remaining students (caveat emptor). The future is looking bright indeed.

All that to say, this blog will be quiet for a while. I am planning to continue the “Open Query” posts every Thursday (sorry, I dropped the ball last week) and I’ll be micro-blogging through Twitter along the way (see the feed to the right of this post) as well. For one particular class, I am I’m writing a paper on the pedagogical application of competition. If that turns out well, I’ll post it.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouragement. I feel like all the labor over the summer is coming to fruition this fall. There is much work to be done, but I am eager to roll my sleeves up and plow ahead.

Thank you all!

-David

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