Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fingers Crossed

Hey guys! I feel like it's been forever since I posted last. I have a few updates that I am so happy to share!! First of all... I finally completed the process for becoming a Certified Substitute Teacher.. woo hoo!! I am soooo excited. Also... I have applied to be on the sub list at 5 different school systems! I've already had one interview and should be hearing something soon on their decision. I am one step closer to at least being in the  classroom gaining some sort of experience while I'm still obtaining my degree.

In other news... distance education may NOT be my thing. It's so much harder to stay focused than I thought it would be. I have taken other online classes before and completed them just fine, but this new college that I have chosen to attend is much different. They send out contracts for each class which is pretty much composed of a start date and an end date (6 months after the start date), syllabus, and signatures from both the student me and the professors. Then... that's it! Your in... now GO! Easy.. right? Um... no. There are no due dates on anything, no test dates, just Jess' own leisure. It has its perks because if I don't have time to do homework or complete a test one day... it really doesn't matter. But at the same time... I need deadlines people!!

Even Jordie is bored with this whole homework/ school thing! Look...


Anyway... hope everyone has had a wonderful week thus far and I will keep you updated on my soap opera of a life.

Until then... TOODLES!

17 comments:

Sara Soucy said...

I just got a puppy (a yorkie) and he looks just like Jordie! So cute!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Bright Concepts 4 Teachers said...

You can do it! I agree deadlines are a great way to be motivated. I need them too! Jordie is adorable BTW!
-Jaime
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

Jess said...

Sara,
Congrats on your new puppy!!! Jordie is a handful at times but I wouldn't trade her for the world! Wish you lived closer... we could have puppy playdates!

Jess

Jess said...

Jaime,
Thanks for the motivation! Keep it coming!!! I am weighing my options of transferring schools when i am finished with the classes that I am enrolled in presently. I just want to see what my other options are that would be feasible with my work schedule.

Jordie is a mess... she is one of a kind for sure with TONS of personality!

Jess

Diane Hubacz said...

I hear you! I need structure or I will procrastinate! I'm sure there is something out there that will help you meet your needs! Don't give up!

BTW, thank you for visiting my blog today! It's hard getting started and I am grateful for every visitor!

Goodluck!

Diane
Teaching with Moxie

Jess said...

Diane,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I am gonna stick with it until I can find another school with better structure. No way would I quit... I am keeping my eye on the prize!! Can't wait to become a teacher!!!

Jess

Michelle Rist said...

I'm with you....deadlines are a must! That's why I'm a big blob during the summer and why I could never be my own boss! :) Great blog- can't wait to read more about your journey!

Emily said...

Hi,
I am so inspired by your blog that I nominated you for two blog awards. They are the Versatile Blogger and the One Lovely Blog Award. (I know you already have one of them.) You can come to my blog to pick them up.
Sincerely,
Emily
I Love My Classroom
www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

Layla Wiedrick Henry said...

I am your newest follower.

Fancy Free in Fourth

Lauren said...

I've given you a blog award! Check out the latest post on my blog to pick it up :)
Lauren
Adventures in Sixth

Diane Hubacz said...

Jess, I'm back! I have nominated your bog for the Versatile Blogger Award. I see I'm not alone in my admiration. Stop by my bog to see the details!

Diane
Teaching with Moxie

Sunny said...

That "do your own thing" would result in me waiting until the ABSOLUTE LAST SECOND to do anything (as in the day before the class was to finish)! Is it possible for you to give YOURSELF deadlines?

Look at what you have to do and then space it out between the time that you have for the class. Maybe that will help you. I would not be able to handle a class like that--I'm way too controlling to be able to just "wing it" on my own. I need deadlines!

ThinkWonder Teach said...

You sound as if you are a similar journey that I am on. Except my is from a corporate office to a classroom. I love the change. I found out being a sub gets you connections but not experience. It doesn't count. =( Thanks for nominating me for an award. I look forward to reading more about your adventures!!

Misty
Think, Wonder, & Teach
Honey Bunch Blog Design

Mrs. Sheehan said...

A part of me would have loved a school with no deadlines, but at the same time I'm a total procrastinator and I know I would take months to do one course. Just keep at it and learn as much as you can when substituting:)

Jess said...

@ Sunny- Im so glad you feel my pain! Im getting through it... but not without kicking and screaming. I think I have found another option for myself for next semester... *fingers crossed*
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jess

Jess said...

@Misty- Thanks for the advice. Yes, I am just excited to gain some in classroom experience for myself... not so much for resume or job purposes. I, do, however hope that I can network while doing so!

Jess

Jess said...

@Mrs. Sheehan- Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, Im not a total procrastinator... however, having a full-time job, maintaining a household with a husband and very active little puppy, I feel like its harder to commit to doing schoolwork when I know I still have like 4 months left. Reality shows are a thing of now... schoolwork is later... haha

Jess

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