Recently I was hired to teach at a junior college, and for the first time, I find myself on the other side of the desk as an instructor.
I thought I would be nervous, but I didn't suffer the apprehension I believed I might. So far the experience has been quite enjoyable. Normally, I have a hard time remembering names, but I determined early on to change this. And to my surprise I learned each student's name on the first day of class and remembered them all.
As I prepare lessons, my mind races back to the days when I sat listening to the best lecturer I ever had--Mr. Ranson at Northeast State Junior College in Rainsville, Alabama. Don't get me wrong. I had a LOT of great instructors over the years, but he ranked the highest due to his speech delivery process. I still remember a lot of what he lectured about in Western Civilization, even though almost 20 years has passed by. He was an outstanding lecturer and had he taught other courses that I needed, I would have gladly taken them, just to hear him lecture.
Here's hoping I can follow suit as I begin this new journey.