My first day of teaching will be this Tuesday (well, unless they cancel due to hurricane Fay, but that's a whole different issue! hmy, and I'm trying to plan what I'll say for my "introduction of me." I know it's important to share a little about yourself with students, and I'm totally fine with that, but I'm wondering what's best to say and what's best to not mention. For instance, this is my first time teaching. I guess I should say that, but what's the best way to approach it? I'll probably talk about where I grew up, went to college, etc. Generic stuff. I was also thinking about showing a quick slideshow (4-5 pics on a powerpoint) of a few places I've traveled and of my cats, is that appropriate or too corny/personal? My husband is in one of the pics, is that a problem? And lastly, what does everyone else here plan to share about themselves on the first day? It's almost here!