So I didn’t get to try everything that was on this calendar of joy this week, but I did get to try a few. On Monday, I spent some time reading. I’ve been taking a lot of joy from reading and reviewing and writing about the books that I’ve been reading. This has made me… Continue reading First Week of Joy
Week 8 of student teaching ends tomorrow. My students are working on their Socratic Seminar skills this week. Today, they tried it for the first time. I wasn’t sure how I expected the first round to go, but felt frustrated anyway when some of the students expressed that they didn’t know what was going on.… Continue reading Joy
The first month of student teaching has been interesting! My university program expects a lot of us. They ask that we engage with 5 different field placement classes before entering student teaching. Every semester since sophomore year, we’ve been visiting classrooms twice a week to see how schools and teachers function in different areas. We never… Continue reading 1st Month of Student Teaching
My professor brought my secondary education, English content cohort to a Georgia Heard conference last month. Georgia started discussing a poetry activity to complete with students encouraging them to find poetry in their everyday lives. My professor decided that we should start practicing this as well on Instagram, so she checked to see if the… Continue reading #WhereIFindPoetry
I’ve been watching a lot of Jane the Virgin. It’s a really cute show. My boyfriend hates it and grumbles whenever I watch it, complaining about the sound of the narrator’s voice and the plot of the story. I like it anyway. My not-so-guilty pleasure. My taste in TV is varied. I like TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy,… Continue reading “Real” TV Shows and Writing Revision
It’s going to be crazy this week. I’m flying into Texas for one of my best friend’s weddings, arriving tomorrow (Monday) and then coming back early Wednesday, to arrive back in Hawaii just in time for class! I have a scholarship interview later that same evening! AND I need to have another draft in for my senior project paper by this upcoming Friday!
I have a professor that always tells us to “practice our craft”, which is the “craft” or subject we are planning on teaching. For myself, that would be reading and writing. Since I’ve started working on my English degree, reading and writing have become a normal part of my life. However, I haven’t really taken the time to read and write outside of what my professors were assigning.
The past few weeks, I’ve been trying to make an effort to make time to read and write outside of my class assignments. I’ve created a blog dedicated to teaching and reading, in addition to this one, which I think is dedicated to more general reflections. It’s been helping me to feel more motivated to fill up the blog pages with content.
So I didn’t take the time out during the summer to write on here. I had the time. I could have written, but I kept thinking I needed to write something significant. As I am working more with students, at the college and high school level, I realize that this isn’t true. Writing does not… Continue reading Onward…