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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Where has the time gone? I've been hiding...

Spanish Homework

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Invariably, when you try to take on too many jobs at once, such as working a business (which I've had to put aside temporarily--though it surprised me how many students were interested that I sold protein?!?), tutoring, working as a full time long term substitute (say that 3 times), and also working as lead math teacher for SOCRATES, AND taking my kids where ever they need to go...you lose track of some of your old routines...like blogging.

I've been having a blast working in an Iowa school district (remember I got my licensure for Iowa this year, as well as Tennessee and Florida), but not in math...in Spanish!  Espanol!

When I talked about COMMUNICATING last time, I didn't think I'd have to be doing that in another language, but it's been pretty fun!  Right now I'm working on a project drastically different than what they may be used to in that class, but it seems they're doing great--  The only downside is that now I have to count down my time there as the resident teacher will be returning in April.  I really appreciate the students cooperation (mostly) that I AM NOT a spanish teacher, but still a Spanish LEARNER. 

Ironically, if you've been following Scott McCloud, (or Will Richardson for that matter), than isn't the best way to teach is by being the best learner (that is, modeling and outline what to learn)?  I'm not saying I'm that but sooo grateful to be able to take what I learned from my master's program (and through tutoring) and applying it in the classroom.

Til I chalk again, (and wind down from Spanish subbing),

Mr. Shel