The semester is finally underway. This is shaping up to be the best year yet at the Academy, at least from my point of view. I am challenged in that I'm working with the students with the least amount of English. After having upper groups all last year, my teacher language has been to high level and too fast, so this should get me back to ground on teaching basics. The group itself is smaller, only ten students. I'm hoping that two others, held back for failing last year, might be returned to their current year group. I doubt it, and honestly it wouldn't be better for them, but it would make things easier for me.

In other news, the labs have been frustrating. I somehow assigned an unknown password to the students' Moodle logins. Making for wasted class sessions and a great of frustration on the part of teachers, all of which is my fault. I'm fixing today, but not a great kick-off to Moodle. Additionally, our updated typing software hastily installed last month, doesn't play well with the video driver on three of five stations. So I'm having to run that down as well.

But really, that's all passing thing. We have some new teachers, and the last of the teachers I didn't like working with is gone. The atmosphere of the group and the school is much, much better as a result. All in all, should be a good year.


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