Why am I so nervous? I'm getting ready to teach a class in a half an hour, but I've taught before. It's no big deal, is it?
This is my first teaching position all on my own at a real university. Everything is mine. The readings selections, the lectures, the discussions, everything. I mean, I've borrowed content from here and there, but I chose them all. Cutting there, adding here. I've always said, 'if I were teaching this course, I'd do it this way - I wouldn't do that.' Damn karma. Of course, I now know very well that idealism and course design don't mesh well. Well, I guess it's a progressive thing. I've got to start somewhere, right?
Hehe - These people actually expect me to run the whole show.
So, I'm a little jumpy. Students can smell fear, right?