I’m in the middle of my practicum, and while I’m enjoying teaching I can’t believe how much WORK it is! I was not prepared for how much paperwork, organization, and time management was involved in teaching. I know I’ll get used to it and get through it all but right now I am just glad it’s spring break so I can recharge.
7 more weeks until I’m finished my practicum and certified! :D 1 month ago
I’ve been accepted onto 2 PGCE teacher training courses :) So pleased-now I just need to choose witch one I want to do and whether I want to work with 3-7 year olds or 5-11 year olds….decisions decisions! 2 months ago
How I did it: My husband is a teacher, and he loves it, the more I see him love it, the more sure I am I couldn't be a teacher, I can't imagine getting joy out of the things in his day that he does. I just don't.
However, although I am not a teacher in terms of studying and being paid to teach, I am a teacher, it is more apparent to me now more than ever. J and little J have never lived here, never lived in the N. Hemisphere, there are so many things they don't understand, especially about nature, conkers, beech nuts, leaves and putting peanuts out for the birds to name but a few. So I am a teacher, my students are all around me. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
I’m done with teaching and getting out of the field of education. Yep! changed my mind. Ive decided to become a fitness professional. Here’s my blog post about my decision:http://www.supplemama.com/2013/05/more-on-why-im-leaving-teaching-and-what-comes-next/ 8 months ago
In the end of my third year in vet school, I happened to participate as a speaker in a TEDx youth event in my country. (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXCpc-Tb3Jc ) The talk I gave was about animal welfare in my country. I didn’t think it was that great, but the whole experience was such a turning point in my life. It boosted my confidence and made me think of what I really wanted to do. And I found it; I wanted to teach.
Being a vet is such a noble occupation. You get to help poor helpless creatures that a lot of people don’t care about, you get to be in the front line to protect human populations from deadly disease. And yet I felt that I loved dealing with people more than I did with animals.
The thing is, being a young woman, I love children especially, and being the crazy scientist underneath I want to teach others about life. I want to teach them to stop and examine the markings on leaves, admire the tender stains on flowers. I want them to look on rainy days and see the little ponds buzzing with life. I want them to appreciate the beautiful world we live in.. because if you didn’t stop and look around at this place you are in, can you really say you were ever alive? 10 months ago