As my student, you should know that I am not perfect. Moreover, you should know that I know that I’m not perfect. We’re going to be working together for a while; I want you to know what you’re getting into.

Here are some things that I suck at.

These are all things I’m trying to get better at, but they’re also things that I struggle with as a teacher, and I think the better you understand my limitations and my strengths, the greater the likelyhood that you’ll succeed in my class. I will work on these things. You should know that I’m working on them.

  1. The thing that initially prompted me to consider the possibility that I had ADD was when, in the middle of writing a sentence, I stopped because I had to clip my toenails. Had to, right then. Nothing had changed about my toenails, mind, nor were they in particularly bad condition. The two tasks just seemed equally relevant at the time.