Kind of boring and yet fascinating all at the same time. They have a series of daily emails and tasks for Bio that starts next week. Supposed to get you through it easily with emphasis on comprehension. We shall see.
I did not get the position. Time to hunker down and study.
I am going to go nuts. The worst part is the school usually calls you to ask you to come in and review the contract (you are offered the job) and emails you if you did not get the job. So every time my phone chimes a new email I get a little freaked out.
New term started Saturday but due to a veritable avalanche of kid events I was unable to do anything but get all the resources and assessments open. I have the book on my iPad now so that should help with the reading.
Still no news on the Job, the principal is making the final choice “this week”. That is as accurate as I could get them to be.
I got to sleep about 1 am. Been up since 4:30 am. Waiting for the dreaded (or joyous) call from the school about the job. Honestly, I would have preffered a “No” this morning at 8 over this agonizing wait.
I taught a 20 minute class on Supply and Demand as the 2nd round of the interview process for the job yesterday. I think it went well but it is very hard to tell. They are going to make a decision by tomorrow so now all I can do is sit here going crazy while my dream is in the hands of someone else.
I will be taking Geochemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and the Specific Teaching Practices: Science and Specific Teaching Practices: Science Pedagogy.
It also looks like WGU will pay for a non-credit summer course through the American Museam of Natural History. Sweet.
2nd round job interview this afternoon, fingers crossed.
Interviewed for a position at my student teaching school last Friday. Was called Saturday and told the list of candidates had been winnowed to 3, and we had to come in and teach a 20 minute class on “Supply and Demand” to a classroom of teachers.
I have been told (under high secrecy) that one of the three dropped out. That means I have a 50/50 shot at a full time teaching job for the 2013/2014 school year.
Fingers crossed X
I have completed Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Calculus and General Chemistry.
My next term starts June 1 and I have to make some choices. I have to take Organic Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry. My choice is then to either take the PRAXIS (which counts as a course and fulfills my credit count) or take Geo-Chemistry and one of the science teaching courses and leave the praxis for my final term with the teaching sample.
Am scheduled to speak to my mentor about it a few days before term starts.
90 of the OWL tasks done.
2nd task passed
3rd task needs revision
Will be having a call next week with the course mentor for calculus, hopefully she can ease my fear.
Also, for anyone who is taking chemistry and just feel like you don’t get it, go to the Khan academy and watch the videos. They are a huge help.