I started my 3rd attempt of P90X on March 29th, 2012 (read here about my last attempts).
30 days into it, I already...
I have a question for any educators/parents/smarties out there! :)
Do you know of any good child development resources? I’m looking for a quick guide to the benchmarks most children achieve at any particular age. I know, I know - they’re all different. But something that outlines the broad range of ‘normal.’ I think it will be helpful when doing my classroom observations and planning unit projects for some of my other classes.
One of my profs recommended the book Yardsticks, so I ordered it from Amazon. Hopefully it’s what I need, but I’m still looking for ideas!
Thanks in advance! So, any suggestions?
2012 is here and that means so many things for me:
…a quickly approaching wedding (yay!!)
….a laundry list of resolutions
…and my first semester back in school!
I am beyond excited to be returning to school. After deciding that my current marketing position just wasn’t for me, I took a long overdue look at my life and decided I had to take the leap and really pursue what I’m passionate about - teaching. I can honestly say that the best job I’ve ever had was nannying for a family in Omaha (it was also the hardest). While reasoning with a 4 year old could certainly test my patience, it was an extremely rewarding and FUN job. I loved coming up with little projects for us to do - recipes, crafts, plays, etc.
Working with kids means not only teaching, but learning something new everyday. It’s an opportunity to really make a positive impact on another person’s life. A small part of me wishes that I would have chosen this career when I was a freshman at Creighton, but I don’t regret my marketing degree at all. The aspects that I love about marketing are common threads in the world of teaching - the ability to be creative, trying new ways of doing things to solve a problem, and finding the most impactful way to portray an idea.
With J’s support, I started looking at options for obtaining my post-baccalaureate teaching certificate. The stars aligned and I got into a program at Mt. Mary College here in Milwaukee where I’ll be able to get my early childhood education certificate (birth through age 11). I’ll be taking 13 (hopefully 16) credits this semester and can’t wait to dive into the coursework and of course, the classroom :)
So here’s to 2012 and my journey through the next 4 semesters!