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Jan 25 2012

Well, Hello Spring 2012

Got back to school for my final semester last week–taking some AWESOME classes, including graph theory and introductory physics (which each have elements that I can use for teaching math).  Additionally, I’m taking Middle East Politics, doing a capstone on voting theory, and studying NGO activity in Central America after a recent trip to Nicaragua.

This is definitely a wind-down semester, which gives me plenty of time to think about all the changes that are going to occur in the next 6-12 months.  A new city, new state, and the responsibility for the success and well-being of teenagers.  Gulp.  Re-read Teaching as Leadership over Christmas break (thanks, Mom!) and I’m sure I’m going to feel overwhelmed regardless of how much I try to prepare in advance.

I’m waiting to see if I’ve been granted an interview with the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation–they require a 5 year commitment to teaching, but offer graduate school assistance (which I will need) and are amazing supporters of professional development for their fellows.  Definitely an opportunity that will make me a better teacher.  Fingers crossed.

I’ve submitted my resume to TFA Milwaukee, but haven’t heard anything since.  I’d just love to be one of those people with a placement as soon as its possible.  I’m not a fly by the seat of your pants kind of person…

Good luck to all the corp members starting the new semester!



One Response

  1. Ms. Math

    Graph Theory! Loved that class :)
    Welcome to teaching!

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