Be brutally honest

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Be brutally honest
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Fri, 01-30-2009 - 1:35pm
I'm due with my second child on July 2nd. I will be starting my probationary year of teaching for my certification on August 25th. Am I setting myself up for total annihilation, or is it possible to do this?
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 5:23pm

Tough question.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 9:02pm
I'm still in the process of applying to school districts, so I don't have any clue yet who the administrators would be or even what grade I'd be teaching. I'm being certified through an alternative certification program, so I only have two courses and 30 observation hours to prepare me, plus I took it upon myself to do some work as a substitute teacher to get a better feel for it. I definitely enjoyed it, but the thought of doing it sleep-deprived along with the lesson plans, dealing with parents, meetings, pumping breastmilk, etc is truly unnerving. Gee, I can't imagine why, LOL. But the program has a deadline, so either I do it now or don't do it at all. If I do it, I want to do it reasonably well.
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 9:06am

Even if you don't know where you'll be, my advice still stands. You just have to assess yourself and how much help you'll get from those around you. If you have a deadline to meet and will lose time, money and credits for not meeting it, then that's a major consideration.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 01-31-2009 - 12:51pm

Thanks! I'll be in the classroom as a teacher of record for one full school year (August through May), then take the certification exam and the program will be complete.
Frankly, I am heartened that I did not receive a flood of responses saying "You are completely insane for even considering this." I have a very good support network, so now I feel that I can move ahead with this.

Thank you!

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