I am so thrilled to be back at school, which is the first time I have exclaimed this in a while! With the ILC and new classes, I'm not overwhelmed with homework, but rather I am learning so much from all of my classes and I have opened my eyes to the material that comes with learning, and now I'm even more excited for college!
In a teacher's mind, a classroom can be compared to a masterpiece, as the structure of the classroom is directly correlated to the outcome of the year. If the desks are facing away from each other, it is likely that the students will get out of their seats to go talk to their friends, or in Mrs. Hart's class, if the green card area is adjacent to the quiet study area, it will be a recipe for distraction. This summer I was given the opportunity to help Mrs. Hart organize her classroom to set it up for all of her students. Although I accomplished simple tasks, like moving desks and chairs, I also got my own little say in one of the decorations! Last year, she used a race track to motivate the students (so if the children behaved they got to move closer to the finish line) but she allowed me to build off of that idea and use the border with children holding hands to cheer on the students, so I relocated the race track and added my own personal touches with encouraging chants and positive reinforcement. Although it wasn't much, I was still able to add a little bit of hard work to the masterpiece, and hopefully the encouragement that I created will help the students achieve greater success.
Welcome to senior year! And I couldn't be more excited for all the fun events coming my way, the senior car paint, senior prom, senior pranks, and everything else fun that comes with senior year. But also, my mind is buzzing with trying to keep my college search on track. I'm lucky I know what I want my career to be, so at least I can narrow it down to schools that offer dual certification programs for both early childhood education and special education. That's very difficult to try to find a school that offers that specific program as well as every other thing I'm looking for in a college! But, I've been able to keep them straight with tons of pros and cons lists! So far, I have been on 9 college visits and I will be applying to 7 of them once applications are available! That's a lot of applications to fill out, but I'm prepared because I want to find the school where I will enjoy spending my next 4 years, while also earning a respected degree! It will be difficult to choose, which school I like the most, and hopefully the school of my dreams will offer me enough money, so I can attend that institution! I can't wait to start studying and researching to help the future generation as a teacher!
The Map of the Learning World
Along with me as your tour guide, you'll also find I've added my daily journal entries, or blogs, to help guide you through the learning world. Feel free to check them out!