I know I just graduated and all, but I'm teaching spring term to bring in some extra cashflow. And, surprise, spring term started today! It's a bit quick, but they like to turn things around promptly here at Michigan.
For this spring term, I'm teaching the introductory biology lab for a month and a half. It's a pretty sweet deal; I teach two labs each on Tuesday and Thursday, and we are done in 7 weeks. This leaves me some nice open space in the MWF block, and I'm still getting paid "full time" graduate wages.
One of the most interesting items of teaching a different class for spring term (I normally teach intro bio discussion) is that I have students for the second time. This is the first time this has ever happened to me, and it used to be fairly rare at Michigan. Now, though, I'm just teaching the next step in the sequence, so people flow from one class into another. I have three returning students between my two lab sections, and several of my students from last term are also in other labs. It's nice to have a few less names to memorize, and I know I'll be able to work with these students in my office hours and potentially improve upon their progress made during the semester I taught them.