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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Decision Made..


School resumes Aug/20 this year so the deadline to renew my substitute teaching credential is fast approaching. I submitted my credit card information for $72 fee to the state "Commission on Teacher Credentialing".

A weekend and two days later, I am approved to work for another year. 

Interesting that my credential doesn't seem to be listed in the CTC teaching credentials quick facts page:

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/pdf/CTC-quick-facts-2012-2013.pdf

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

Decided yesterday to sign up for another year in the classroom. Now I should brush up on my weakest area of instruction...


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Smart enough for Kindergarten?

According to a USA Today story,  some of New York City's elite private schools are implementing a new admissions test — and the exam used to judge 4-year-olds is likely to stump many adults.

I passed but guessed at #2. Spent several more minutes to figure out why that answer was correct over a another probable choice.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140707/upper-east-side/quiz-are-you-smart-enough-get-into-private-kindergarten#quiz

Monday, July 07, 2014

To Be, Or Not To Be...



That is a question!

Starting this school year, I am reasonably confident that I can officially "retire" without the additional income from substitute teaching.

When I started this blog on the topic of substitute teaching almost 10yrs ago, I didn't really know how long it would last. My original goal was to stick it out for at least one school year and then re-evaluate if I still had any sanity left to continue.

There was a good chance this blog would have been painfully short. To my surprise, one day turned into a whole week, a few weeks became a few months and then the year was over.

Now ten years later, I realize that some of those first 6th graders might now be college graduates! Some might have newly minted teaching degrees. Some might even now be looking to get some early experience by registering as a substitute teacher for this coming school year!

Maybe I'll stick around for at least another year to see if one shows up.