A new semester starts this week, and with it not one but TWO new sections of my Intro Stats course.  Its a good thing I kept such good notes last semester on what needed changing; I SHOULD be ready.  I’ve fixed all the typos, updated my slides most of the slides (there is something niggling at me that I think I forgot, but since I can’t remember what it is, I can’t do anything about it), and have otherwise aligned whatever I could to make the semester as easy for myself as possible.  This last part is important.

Teaching two sections is new; in early December I pointed out that all the stats sections were full for the upcoming semester and that, perhaps rather than wasting my skills teaching Psych 101 (which I am not that great at in the first place), we should open another stats section.  They were skeptical, but decided to give a late night (8:15-10:15) section a try to see if it “made”.  (Administrator talk for had enough enrollments to be worth the cost of offering.)

HAH.  Not only did it make, but it’s full.  FULL.  24 students willing to come to class until after 10pm 2 days a week.  Whodathunkit.  So now, for this semester, I get to do every lecture twice in a row.  I think I’m going to need a lot more water.

Of course since this worked out so well, I’ll probably be stuck teaching 2 back to back sections forever…

Seriously, can we add that last one to every election.  I would be SO MUCH HAPPIER if there were a “None of the above” choice…

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