Well, it’s been a while. More than a while. I’m sorry, I’m terrible at this blog thing. Teach For Us was such a help in my decision to join Teach For America and I wanted to give back, but I’m sort of in this weird limbo state at the moment. I think about TFA and I think about next year, but at the same time I’m trying to enjoy my last semester of college before I’m forced to be a big girl. Plus, this site is incredibly hard to use. Seriously, there’s no way this blog could be a bit more user friendly?
Speaking of user friendly websites, I’ve been spending my time away from Teach For Us and a bit more in the Pinterest arena. Oh my goodness, that site is addicting. I mean, people warned me but I didn’t get it. Why would an online pin board be that great. Well, I’ve now spent about 16 hours posting ideas to my “Future Classroom” pin board. It’s amazing! For example, there’s this lovely poster I’m hoping to re-word and post in my classroom:
Or the learning poster I absolutely love:
Or the reading poster I want:
It’s bad guys. I need to stop this Pinterest addiction, but it’s so much fun. I just hope my classroom looks just as adorable as my pin board. As for preparing for the teaching adventure to come, don’t worry. I’m doing my work. The AEPA scores came back and I passed my first exam. I’m studying for the Praxis on March 10th. I’m reading “Teach Like a Champion” when I’m not busy with readings for class and I’m excited to receive the box full of readings for institute. Mainly though I’m enjoying my final semester as a college student. It seems as though the theme of the advice given to me from TFA Corps Members is to relax while you can. So for now I will be perusing Pinterest. I’ll let you know if I find anything too awesome not to share!
I promise to write soon.
P.S. I’m almost finished with Teach Like a Champion. Any book recommendations in preparation for teaching? I’m looking to learn more on classroom management.