In non-1D related news, I’m applying to teacher’s college next year, which is beyond exciting and terrifying at the same time. Applications are getting to be due soon, so there are many emotions and feelings all swirling around my mind.
Ever since I had a placement at an elementary school earlier this year, something just seemed to click inside of me that just said, “Yes, this is what you are passionate about. This is what you need to be doing.” So, I looked at all of the requirements and swapped a few of my courses around so that I could apply to teacher’s college in the upcoming year.
One really cool thing about looking through my resume and experiences while I’m preparing my applications is the actual realization that (bragging a little bit) I have a pretty phenomenal resume. I have worked with kids at camp, english language learner students, an actual elementary school, and I have taken courses upon courses upon courses all about working with children and teaching. I have planned a ministry based three part math lesson to accommodate the needs of a student with learning disabilities for one of my classes, and completely aced the paper. I watch videos and read articles about teaching for fun. I just feel like I have so much experience and knowledge about teaching that would make me an excellent candidate for teacher’s college.
But then, there’s the other 50% of the application: my grades. If you actually read anything on my blog, you will probably notice a trend that has to do with my lack of motivation to do school work and my supposed inability to change that. My grades are…not the best. They are by no means terrible, they meet the standards to get in. I am just so worried, that because my grades are not outstanding, I will not make the cut. Most school want a 70% average, and my average is a 76%. So, although it is above, it’s still cutting it closer than I would like.
So, for the next month or so, I will be perfecting every single word in all of my essays so that they embody exactly why I would be an amazing teacher. Exactly why I know that I can succeed in teacher’s college. And exactly why I need to get in.
And then I have to wait four months for the results.
I’m crossing everything until April 1st.