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:~: Friday, November 17, 2006 :~:

When It All Comes Together

For months, I've struggled with teaching a course for which I had no curriculum, no training, no nothing. And when I say struggled, I mean struggled. I've planned and taught and failed and planned again and reworked and retaught and failed more times than I can count.

Every time I failed, I got up, dusted off my ego, and tried again. It would have been so much easier to give up. I could have turned the course into nothing more than a glorified study hall. However, that's not really my style . . . I can't stand failure as a teacher, and when I mess something up, I usually go at it twice as hard.

This week, said course has started coming together. I'm not naive enough to think it's going to go well the rest of the year -- trust me, I'll be picking myself up and dusting off the ol' ego again. Probably like next week! But, I can see the overall picture of this course coming together, I can see the individual elements falling into place, and I can see it working at some point.

Sounds like writing a book, doesn' t it? It sure does to me, from inception of the idea through all the trials of plotting and writing, until it all begins to come together and one finally gets to write THE END.

Can you think of a better feeling?


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