To my dear friend Brandy, thank you SO much for the Dirty Lush body spray and the message card… which is hard to read, but I’ll type here.
“Merry Christmas to my favorite teacherfriend.”
=) I am absolutely touched. Thank you, thank you again!
The Supremes: You Can’t Hurry Love
Just repeat after me, Brent: take. your. time. take. your. time.
I’m telling my friends to add a more… colorful word after “your” and remind me from time to time.
There is absolutely no reason to rush into anything. Take care of yourself, take others take care of you, and the rest will follow.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." - Proverbs 4:13 (NIV)
I don’t normally quote Scripture, but well, you know.
That awkward feeling when you read through a math lesson you’re supposed to teach… and you’re confused about what you are asked to teach.
Am I the only one who feels this way?
Some people use numerous things to feel better about life.
I just get a haircut, shape-up, and a shave to feel better. Pure therapy.
I sent you a fan mail to contact me personally, but just in case I get asked again in the future…
I applied for the Fellows back in December of 2008, when I was a Senior at Fordham. I had my interview a month later at Washington Irving High School during a weeknight. I know some things may have changed, but here are some of the things I remembered and would suggest as advice.
I was waiting with almost 200 other potential Fellows and was shuttled into a room with 29 other potentials taking what seemed to be a standardized test focusing on English and Math questions. The questions were geared towards “how would you correct this as a teacher?” This was essentially a breeze, especially if you’re in college, a recent college grad, or in a position to practice some basic English and Math. Basically, don’t stress yourself out in this portion.
Afterwards, on your slip of paper they give you, you go to an assigned room with 7 other potential Fellows. I was about 15 to 20 years every other person’s junior. Two observers who are teachers and former Fellows are observing and taking notes throughout this entire portion. Some people had some small experience with children, some have not. I had the most out of them with my work in numerous ways in my former home church as well as work study. All of this didn’t matter as much as, well…
The five-minute lesson!
As someone who had some experience working with children, it was shocking some of the things I saw. Here are some don’ts and do’s to emphasize my point.
What was my lesson about? Congruent circles.
How long was the lesson? Almost exactly 5 minutes.
What was a big focus of my lesson? Involving the people there because they were acting as if they were my students.
Most importantly… what did I bring with me?
I taught the lesson without anything more than a dry-erase marker.
I’m not saying that’s the best method. It was best for me though and I was able to shine my ability to teach a very small piece of material.
Master content delivery over what the heck you’re choosing to use.
I hope this helps!
Feel-good meme? Feel-good meme.
5 things I like about myself, courtesy of dianoetic.
Who do I tag? Well, I’ll be lazy, but EVERYONE.
Basically, my emotions the last couple of months. It’s exhausting.
I came home to receive two pieces of mail:
1) An incredibly sweet card from one of my closest Tumblr friends.
2) A “Save the Date” postcard also from one of my closest Tumblr friends.
Needless to say, this is exactly how I feel right now:
Over 20 people on the list, mixed between all my immediate family, my closest friends, and co-workers. Operating under the same budget as I did last year, if not a little less for personal reasons.
Being single has its perks and this is one of them. MORE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE!!?!?!?!?!
The spreadsheet has five categories: Name, Item, How much, Has it been purchased, and has it arrived?
It’s amazing how, when I was young, I couldn’t wait to receive gifts, and now, being 26 and able to purchase gifts for the third straight year, I can’t wait to see my family’s reactions to the gifts I am getting all of them.
And no, if you’re over the age of 16, you’re not getting a gift card. Forget that.
Etsy and Amazon to the rescue!
For my Tumblr followers, I’m going to ask a big question that I’d love your truthful answer to, mostly as a thought study as well as get to know some of you better. My question (two-part):
“What are your thoughts on “God”/a “creator” or something similar? Do you believe in one or not and why/why not?”
I do have some guidelines with this question though:
Thank you! I’m excited to read/hear all the differing opinions!
And yes, you can reblog this if you like!
Well, it really means nothing, except it’s time for me to start shopping for family and friends for Christmas.
My personal wishlist is very very small. I would only want two things.
That’s it. It’s amazing how many necessary objects and clothing I get during Christmas time and these two “wish-list” items are no different, ha.
Off to lesson-planning! Boo.