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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

They won't leave me alone!

I keep dreaming about my education professors.  It's strange and kind of creepy.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I am an Education Geek

I just realized that I am an education geek.  I had already read one of the books on the reading list for my main education class this semester.  I either use my education readings as ways to put off doing my other readings, or I hold out and use it as a reward for finishing other readings.  I look forward to every class meeting of my main education class this semester.  Those hours are some of my favorite hours of the week.

I've always wanted to be some sort of geek or nerd.  I was certainly never a math or science geek.  Although I like reading, I was never really an English or Language Arts geek.  There was a short time in high school when I was almost a computer geek, but not quite.

Now though, I think I can official say that I am an education geek.  It's kind of exciting.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Evidence that I work at a rural pre-school.

"Instead of using the International red, he used the John Deere green, today." - The lead teacher at pre-school, referring to the crayon choice a student used to sign in this morning.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

So, apparently I over use commas.

Today I received back the case study I wrote last semester.

The professor marked 16 spots in the paper where I had incorrectly used a comma - usually I put one in where one wasn't supposed to be, although once I missed a comma where one should have been.  The professor wrote 5 comments about my comma use, in addition to the places where she just made a mark on the page.

I like commas.  Is that so wrong?  (Apparently, yes.  Though, I have never before had a professor mark each particular spot in a paper where I incorrectly used commas.)

Monday, January 23, 2006

Per.formance Asses.ment

I am currently trying to compile evidence that I have met important stand.ards, and am well on my way to successfully completing my Per.formance Asse.sment. 

I talked to my adviser, because I was worried about my upcoming meeting, where I have to meet with her, the department chair, and maybe others, to talk about what I have completed.  I had been preparing pretty much incorrectly, and was worried because I didn't feel I'd be ready for my meeting.  She basically told me that I would be told everything I have done so far needs to be redone, but that it would be a good experience for me. 

So, in a moment I will leave to go be told by the entire educ.ation dep.artment that unless I get my act together, the state will never let me be a teacher.

(I'm making this all much more dramatic that it really needs to be.  This is just my first meeting out of several.  But it's really worrying me.  I like to be prepared, and I am not prepared for this at all.)

Friday, January 20, 2006

Awkward moment of the day.

After arriving back at school, I went to the store to get some last minute things.  Right after I grabbed a box of tampons, I ran into one of my pre-schoolers.  I had a whole conversation with him and his mother while holding nothing but the box of tampons.