Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The first, and favorite blog I am following, of course, is Mrs. Mimi. I follow her for her funny stories and realistic views on teaching. The second and third ones I follow are Cake Central and Cake Wrecks, and I follow these because I love to get new ideas for work. I recently started following one called Kindergarten Chaos, and I follow this because I am hoping to teach kindergarten. The fifth I follow is the Pioneer Woman Cooks for her awesome recipes :) Oh...got a Kindle today Mr. C! Love love love it! I commented on Kindergarten Chaos's blog this week and told her how I thought it was very funny and inspirational!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Boring. Nothing exciting happened and I don't have a lot to gripe about, which is good I suppose. I enjoyed the TedTalk video, as always, and I also enjoyed our discussions, as always. I have decided I want a Kindle very badly, and I am getting one this weekend. It's a lot of money for a working college student, but hey, I am a reading nerd and it's the perfect gadget to fulfill all of my reading needs on one nifty little device. What's not to love about that? I would think any future teacher would be stoked to have one. I am so so so excited to Skype with Mrs. Mimi this week. Love love love her, and it should be very interesting, and maybe she will have some good insight on my kindergarten/high school dilemma. I just keep going back and fourth, and there are major pros and cons to both. I have been praying about this issue, and hopefully by next semester I will have made the right decision. I think I would be good in both areas, and helping children is what it' all about, and I know I will do that in either choice I make.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This week, we were assigned to play Poptropica. It was very fun and a great game for kids. It seemed safe and easy for kids to use. We also watched a very interesting video in which Mr. C was mentioned :) I am still torn between teaching kindergarten and high school. I am considering getting degrees for both, and I need to look into what it would take to do that. I am still thinking kindergarten, but then something inside of me still thinks I could do a lot of good for students by teaching science. So much to decide!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
So, this week I am STOKED. Mrs. Mimi has agreed to Skype with us. Her book is what made me want to be a teacher in the first place, so this Skype session is going to be so exciting! In class, we learned how to make a presentation through Google docs. It was very interesting all the things you could do with the program. I have also become a Twitter addict this week, thank you Mr. C. It's kind of funny really. I was trying to think what my life was like before I had a MySpace, a Facebook, a Twitter, or a blog. And the answer is BORING. I have had Facebook for years, and I honestly don't know what I actually did on my computer before I had it. I also may have possibly had a career change. I am now considering -gasp- teaching high school. Now typically, this is not my style. I am not into smartasses and slackers that defy me, and when I think of a 15 to 18 year old kid, that's the exact idea I get about most of them. Judgemental, yes. But come on, we all went to school with them. The kid that has all the potential in the world but refuses to do his work. The kid that's just going to school until they are old enough to drop out. The snobby clique that everyone fears. This is high school people, and frankly I had enough of it when I contributed my 4 years at MCHS. However, I have a huge passion for science, particularly the anatomy of the human body. I have not totally made my mind up yet, but talking about passions really made me think...I want to teach what I love, and I love science. So maybe, just maybe, I can reach out to the smartasses and slackers and teach them a thing or two. Who knows? Maybe even change lives and encourage students that may not be considering furthering their education to make something of their life. And that, I think, is my philosophy. Reaching out to children when no one else believes in them. Everyone needs a fan and supporter, and I want to be that person, rather as a kindergarten teacher or a high school teacher. As a teacher I want to change lives, and that is my goal. My philosophy.