Thursday, June 28, 2012

Be Awesome

I absolutely LOVE this TED talk and found myself relating it back to teaching, as I somehow always manage to do. :)

Haiku! Gesundheit

During my last student teaching placement, I had to implement a lesson that integrated the arts with another content area. I chose to teach a lesson in the realm of visual arts, specifically photography, and integrated it with haiku writing. I was teaching in a self-contained New Arrival Center classroom so I wanted to put together a project that provided multiple entry points. That way, all of my students, regardless of their English proficiency level, could engage and participate in my lessons.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Preliminarily Credentialed

Are your immigrant parents' efforts to text as cute as mine? Here's a text message I got from my old man after I told him I officially received my teaching credential tonight:

Congratulating being a very first credentialed teacher in the Lee I go to get a bear to celebrate and you girl go do the right thing So proud of you and love you such Have a good night

So sweet. So hilarious. Here's what the teacher in me was doing while I was reading his text:

All jokes aside, I'm so grateful for my parents' ongoing love and support. Where would I be without them!


A couple weeks ago, I had my first phone interview (ever) for a charter school in Los Angeles. I knew it went poorly, but I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't still hopeful. They told me to call back if I didn't hear from them in two weeks. Yesterday was the two week mark so I decided to give them a ring today. The phone operator asked for my email address and said I would receive an email with their decision shortly. Not to my surprise, I wasn't offered a position. Everything is a learning experience. So what did I learn from this experience?

Monday, June 25, 2012

On the Yellow Brick Road

This is actually an assignment for one of my classes, but I thought I would share it here as it is a story very near and dear to my heart. This is the transcript of my digital story that will read as a narration in my final video project. Stay tuned for the video and thanks so much for reading! :)

Gone Fishing

Let the countdown begin! Only 25 days until I graduate with my Master of Education. I can't believe it's already been a year since I embarked on this journey, but I still have a lot of unfinished work ahead of me so pardon any lack of flair until July 20th!