Saturday, June 23, 2012

Behind on blogging, but will catch up soon. Just took a math literacy test as part of a state requirement. I haven't done any math (besides daily life and job stuff) for a long time. Obviously, teachers need to work with numbers no matter what their subject area is, but this test covered areas like geometry that I don't see myself using in teaching a history course.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Just went over a math literacy pretest. I feel like I'm plenty math literate to teach History (although, after that sentence, my general literacy may be questioned...)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Back in school

So, I've just returned to school to work toward a MA in Education, with the goal of becoming a high school History teacher.  I've started this blog to get down on "paper" some of my thoughts as I progress through the program.

My first thought is that this whole thing is a bit overwhelming.  The sheer volume of bureaucratic hoops you have to jump through, for both the Education department and the state certification agenciy is far and away greater than any other work/school experience I've had.  I'm sure after the first few weeks I'll get more comfortable with everything, but right now, after the first week, I'm having some doubts as to the wisdom of this plan...

Further posts will cover my thoughts on a number of topics as I continue to read and learn more about what being a teacher actually entails.