helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

I Am Not Here

This is a mirage...

Nah, ok, I'll admit that I am in fact writing this post. But I'm mostly not online at the moment. Hideously busy. I've started at my new school and will be taking lessons as of next week, so I've been rushing around learning new people, new places, new exam syllabuses, etc. To say nothing of the fact this school is all-boys (whereas my last was all-girls), and it's shockingly different for that reason alone!

I was actually quite apprehensive over Christmas about being uprooted from my old school, where I'd got used to the procedures and classes, and having to go to a new one and learn them all again. But by now I'm feeling quite comfortable with it, and only too glad to be able to put all the mistakes I made at the first one behind me. Which is, of course, why they do the placements like this, in two phases. Still bloody scary at the beginning, though.

On Tuesday I have to start teaching physics to my "delightful" Year 10s. They're a top set, so most of them are bright & well-motivated, with just a handful let down by laziness or immaturity: so it could be a lot worse. Also Tuesday's lesson is the wave equation (v=f lambda), which I do thankfully know well enough that I wouldn't even need to look at a physics book between now and next week if I wasn't paranoid. I expect I will still be running around like a headless chicken on Monday night, though. Hrm.

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