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!