I was asked recently if I’m still eating cake for lunch, and don’t worry, I am, and I’m still blogging too. In fact, last night I went out for drinks with my friends, but I was driving so I just wanted soda. But then I realized that I didn’t have any food at home for dinner, so I found the perfect solution of ordering a root beer float instead of just soda. That way, I got the soda I wanted, and the ice cream for dinner. Seriously, if anyone needs any help figuring out what to eat, you know where to find me.
I start teaching February 6th, which is really soon. My lesson planning is coming along really well, and I’m excited to teach. Part of me wishes it started sooner, just so that I could stop thinking about it and start doing it. But I actually need all the time I have because writing lecture notes, writing lesson plans, and putting together Powerpoints and worksheets takes a lot of time.
The other thing that’s stressing me out is all of the advice we get in our various classes, which is a LOT. There is SO MUCH advice about what we should be doing, that I have to constantly remind myself that as a VERY NEW TEACHER, there is no way I can incorporate everything into all of my teaching. At least my Mentor teacher is really good and he incorporates a lot of that stuff into his own lessons (which I’ve been observing all semester), so my hope is that I will naturally start doing this stuff without thinking about it. AHHHHHHHHHH.
Anyway, I have some good stuff planned. They’ll be doing activities that simulate the flaws in the Articles of Confederation, they’ll be reading current Op-Eds on Obamacare and discussing loose vs. strict interpretation of the Constitution, they’ll be comparing the new Egyptian Constitution to ours and discussing how much power a leader should have when putting his country back in order, etc. Hope it works as well as I want it to!