Friday, April 11, 2008
I EARNED FOURS (on a scale of 1-4) ON MY FIRST TWO TPAs (teaching proficiency assessments. each 35 pages long)!
what does this mean? this means i am half of the way to obtaining permanent california teaching credentials (the ones i have now are provisional)!
next stop, finish the phd and get an art credential for news staff so that the kids can get fine art credits for college instead of the elective credits they're getting now.
oh, and get national board certification--just for shits and giggles.
so, now i have my ba in english, ma in bilingual education, a california english teaching credential (and also one in spanish as a foreign language), as well as a bilingual crosscultural language and academic development (bclad) credential . . .
all i need now is to solve world hunger and bring about world peace!
seriously, though, i am really enjoying teaching. in fact, i'm loving it. i am soooooo excited! i've got the best kids in the world. you know, rough and tough, but amazing . . . i love them. they're the best part of my job, which is saying a lot because i am crazy about literature . . .