Okay, guys. I need help. I’ve taken my certification test four times and have failed four times. I’ve purchased the book to study, I’ve taken notes, I’ve done online testing, and I’ve done more practice testing. However, I’m still shy 10 points.
Not only is it a blow on my confidence as a future teacher, it’s draining my bank account (it’s cost $1,200 so far). I know, ultimately money doesn’t matter, but I’ve got student loans and other expenses to account for. Then, adding on how unintelligent I feel, with the question if I can even do this…well, I’m getting quite desperate. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. The fact that I can’t be because of a standardized test is breaking my heart.
Any tips, ideas, or suggestions?
“Discussion Tables” - Pick a passage from a book you are reading and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage.
Sick-lit: the new trend in literature
I just finished reading the following article…I’m a little concerned, to say the least. I wish people would understand that YAL is one of the most real texts available. True, several of the topics are disturbing, but it’s life. Adults aren’t the only ones that struggle with self-harm, depression, cancer, suicide, death of loved ones, etc. To take away these books from young adults is making their real struggles seem less than they are. These texts are a way for young adults to know they aren’t alone and to seek help if needed or to be able to connect with their peers going through similar struggles. I have so much to say on this topic; however, it’s getting late. Here is a brief segment of the article, you can click it to be directed to the link.
“The ‘sick-lit’ books aimed at children: It’s a disturbing phenomenon. Tales of teenage cancer, self-harm and suicide…”
As plots go, it’s mawkish at best, exploitative at worst. Diagnosed with stage four thyroid cancer at the age of 13, Hazel spends most of her time tethered to an oxygen tank and is running out of hope.
When she is attracted to a fellow cancer sufferer, she has to weigh up if she has enough time to fall for him before she dies. Such is the storyline of The Fault In Our Stars, one of last year’s most successful children’s paperbacks. It’s a scenario seen again in Never Eighteen, also published last year, in which leukaemia-stricken Austin, 17, is in a race against time to tell his best friend he loves her because he doesn’t expect to see his next birthday.
Guys, I’m now Facebook friends with these gentlemen. I’m so excited!
Ahhh! I’m about to talk to a principal about working at their school and setting up an interview.
This is my first interview. I think I may puke. Do any of you, Tumblr education tag, have interview tips/advice or typical questions they may ask me? Also, what materials should I bring with me (references, letters of recommendations, resume, etc)?