New experiences all around.
Phone calls from parents is a completely new experience for me - one that I got to enjoy this afternoon. Fortunately, it was a concerned parent and not a frothing-with-anger parent, so I could have lost my parent-call virginity in far less savory ways. The student in question is quiet and shy, but perfectly competent - he's not the star of the class, though, and I think not outshining his peers is a new experience. It's a good lesson, though - I feel like I'm teaching life skills here, which is a new experience of my own. Today I taught them all how to find books in the stacks, and yesterday I taught them all how to skim articles to weed out the literary chaff.