This summer has been busy, busy, busy. After I decided to ixnay the whole Social Work degree thing, I started teaching a self-contained life skills class this summer. I was approached to do it by an administrator in the district to do it since she knew I had a teaching license in that area. It sounded okay to me, half days for four weeks and there were four aides and another teacher in there with me.
Holy cow, it's not easy! Even with two teachers, it's so time consuming. It makes me wonder if I'd ever want to teach a self contained class again. I love the kids, but being together that long, whew! Today I went with one student to an outside class because his aide that goes was sick. It was a sports class where all they do is play field games. I couldn't help but think to myself that this was grossly unfair. This teacher gets paid the same amount I do, and she plays kickball everyday while I'm running around making copies, planning full blown lessons.....jeez.
But I still like it a lot. I'm still committed to making teaching my career and not treating it like a passing job. There were two open positions that opened up for a special education teacher so I applied. I don't technically have my cross-cat license here, even though I've taught it in the state. I was just so happy to get an interview! I thought it went really, really well and I still think that even though I got an email today saying that they're going with other candidates.
I am not too upset. I emailed back asking for feedback because I figure I can use their advise in the future for interviews. I'm thinking it's because of the license snafu, but I'm happy to continue to work for the district as a para, especially while I'm back in school. No worries!
I feel like this blog doesn't really fit me anymore. I started it as a way to vent about my problems and struggles with my husband's PTSD. I'm happy to report that we're finally in a good place and that the good place has lasted now for awhile. I still think my hospitalization back in March really helped our marriage by making us realize how much we rely and appreciate each other. However, i'm thinking I'm going to change this blog soon, or maybe move to another blog altogether.
Changes coming soon!