8.17.2009

pencils down



















report card, 1973

My mom recently found a folder containing all my student report cards, from junior kindergarten through college. The early marks were good, though I was apparently a little reserved (one comment in the margin from my kindergarten teacher: "Not as pokey as he used to be.") What's noticeable (and disappointing) is a drop in the grades, beginning in mid-junior high and only picking up again during my sophomore year in college. What was I doing with my time, if not studying?

I'm preparing to teach my first ever class, for junior-level photography majors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. I'm really excited and nervous, and plan to write about the experience here. No time to be pokey. Stay tuned.

3 comments:

peter hoffman said...

Congrats!
I spent a year teaching in grad school and while being very rewarding and pretty fun, I also think it really informed/helped my photography.

Have a great time.

Kevin said...

Thanks, Peter! It's been a goal of mine for a long time, and I'm really excited about this.

DonW said...

Best of luck with the teaching gig. I'm sure you're going to make a really good teacher. Kind of wish I could take the class based on what you were describing last time we talked about it. Sounded interesting.

Have fun!