Monday, February 21, 2011

Don't take it personally

Being a substitute teacher is one of the hardest jobs I've ever had. It is so hard for me not to take things personally, even though what is going on is not meant for me to take it as personal, know what I mean? Students really want to give their stubstitutes a hard time. It isn't me, it is the idea that I'm not their teacher, they probably won't see me again, at least for a while, and they can get away with what they normally wouldn't get away with.

Normally this it is easy to deal with, but there are those days when I'm tired and the students are particularly annoying. The more I sub though, the fewer days I have where they annoy me. I'm really going to love my classroom when I get my own. I think that is the purpose of all of this. Having to go through this, means I will enjoy my future classroom even more! God works in mysterious ways!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Passed the PRAXIS and Special Ed assessment

When I get my next certificate later this month, I will be highly qualified in special education! Wahoo! I passed my PRAXIS I and The PRAXIS II Special Education assessment. I have one more assessment to take, but that one should be pretty easy. It is for child abuse awareness and anti-discrimination. Unfortunately this test won't be made computerized until March, so I have to take it now on paper. Probably the good old fill in the bubble type test. JOY! NOT!

Then I move on to whatever assessments Arizona wants me to take to qualify for their certification. There is a SIOP method class that I know of and I want to be highly qualified as a Reading Specialist before I get my AZ cert. Whew! These assessments are expensive too. OI!

Happy testing!