Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I Was Just Reminded . . .
. . . of something that I wish I'd thought of a month ago. In the fall of 1963, 50 years ago, I walked into a classroom on the second floor of Corsicana High School and began my teaching career. I taught four sections of junior English and had to keep a study hall. Do they still have study hall? It was a great experience in most ways, and I remember the students from my two years in Corsicana very well. Some of them are on Facebook, so I even get to keep up with them a little bit. I really enjoyed those classes, and I might still be teaching high school if it weren't for all the little things I didn't particularly like, which were all the little additional duties besides the teaching part. I went to grad school one summer and then got a teaching assistantship at North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas. And that was the end of my high school teaching career. It was short but sweet.