Friday, June 20, 2008


Last Saturday, I graduated with my Master's in Education instead of my original plan, which is a MAT (Master's of Arts in Teaching) degree. So, hooray that I am finished but still a tad upset of entirely reaching my initial goals but sometimes things happen for a reason and they occur when we least suspect it. Now it is time to job hunt but who knows what I get.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

change in careers

Well...some things have happened since my last posting. In March, I thought that I passed my half-day student teaching. So, I went off for Spring Break in order to celebrate and recharge my batteries for the Full-day student teaching rotation. I also went up to Portland for an educator's job fair and I actually got a job offer in Arizona. When I came back to my home, I had an important meeting to attend to in hope that I got my full-day student teaching placement. However, that is not the case. I found out that I truly did not pass my half-day student teaching. The faculty of the university's teacher preparation program recommended that I try something else because they felt that I am better suited for something else than being a school teacher. They felt that I am best suited to deal with curriculum design or educational technology. This means that I need to acquire another Master's degree at a university that has this sort of thing. However, I need to figure this out and determine on where can I get such a degree. Stay tuned. Peace and love.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

wow...where has the time gone??

Since my last posting, lots of things have changed. This past fall, I waited patiently for a new student teaching placement because I was not able to finish mine. When almost all of my patience ran out the door, I finally got a placement right before Thanksgiving. I am still scratching my head on why it took so long to find me a local high or middle school placement. I am placed at a high school that is relatively small when comparing it to other high schools in the region. This one has a good portion of students that are learning English as a 2nd language, which prove to be a challenge for me. In the past few months, I learned some things about myself that were probably never realized during my student teaching placements last year. The one that sticks out in my mind is that I am comfortable with working with small groups rather than the entire class. I am sure that with tons of practice, I will get better. But for right now, I need to get comfortable with quickly or not display my nervousness in front of the class, my supervisor or CT. Last year, no one noticed this notion with me but I wish that they did so that I could have been more successful last year.