And I've just finished my first week of teaching at a decent flagship state school in the Midwest.
I'm in my early to mid 30s and I'm convinced every freshman is smarter than I (am? me? See?) I felt overmatched, confused, and exhausted after even a 55 minute class. I sweated in my first class. I never sweat!
I'm rattled and I didn't expect it. I started reading this page a couple of years ago and I just know that the combined wisdom here can help.
Q: Does it get easier or harder after the first week? The teaching, I mean. How long did it take you to get your feet under you. How long until you didn't feel like you were going to puke?