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Showing posts from August, 2012

THEME Change!

All of my previous posts have chronicled my thoughts and things that I have learned while I was getting my Master's degree.  Well, that milestone has passed, I am officially educated, and now it is time to chronicle something entirely different. 

A Perspective From The Eyes of a First Year Teacher

Yep, I have a teaching position for the 2012-2013 school year.  As a matter of fact, I had several offers.  Many I declined to teach at one special school where my heart was, and then I had to turn that one down as well for personal reasons.  I found my home though at a beautiful private school where the challenge will be to overcome my fear of speaking about God in the classroom, because this year it isn't against the law!  What a blessing for me!

Teaching wise, there are many challenges though:

1) I have crossed the state line, so Texas TEKS are no longer the standard, Louisiana uses Common Core Standards.

2) From what I've digested, these students may be a bit behind.

3) I wil…