Well, tomorrow morning at 7:30 am I am taking my state board test to teach middle school. Texas has recently restructured their tests so that you take one for elementary, one for middle school, and one for high school. I have passed the first one as well as the ppr test which is professional responsibilities. This one is much harder. I want to teach elementary, but would like to have the middle school to fall back on if needed. I am really worried about this test. For some stupid reason there are millions of study guides for elementary but almost nothing for the higher grades. It's been 20 years since I studies some of the math and history areas. I could use all the well wishes I can get. After that I start my student teaching in January and I'm done. Then while I'm waiting for school to start in August I am going to take some specialty tests, like English as a second language, gifted and talented, and I am considering science because there is a shortage in that area. Anyway, I am rambling and probably won't be back on until tomorrow evening and haven't been on much this week. I am going to study for a few more hours and try to get some sleep. All of you that are up at 7:30 CST tomorrow please be thinking of me and sending me telepathic answers to calculus and trig questions! Thanks everyone.
BTW I won't know my scores until 12/31. Nothing like making you wait and sweat it out. I can take it over if I don't pass, but of course I don't want to. The other tests were available on computer and I got my unoffical scores right away. I'm not good at the waiting game :(
Gina! Your going to do great!!!!!! I am up early so of course I will be thinking of you. Math????sorry no anwers there for you lol. You deserve this more then anyone so dont worry and you will make a great teacher, i may move so my kids can have you teach them lol.
Teachers deserve all the praise in the world. Good luck to you.
I notice you want to start teaching English as a second languish. So, do you know how to speak Spanish? If so, can you tell me how to go about learning it? I know some, but not much. We're living in an area where Spanish is becoming predominant.
Thanks guys. I'm taking a very short break. My head is spinning. Cricketmom and Scout you really made me laugh. Thanks. Jan and Aisha, thank you for the confidence. Pitpatz(sp?) I don't speak spanish, though because of where I live I should. To do that you teach bilingual education. ESL is where you work with kids who already know some English, enough to get by, but you have to know how to alter teaching strategies to make sure they get the same quality of education. So they aren't left behind.
Ok, back to the books. I'll let y'all know how it goes tomorrow. Although the last two I was scared to death and I passed, so I don't know how I will make it 4 weeks.
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone, but to tell you the truth unless I guessed really lucky I think I BOMBED big time. That was the hardest test I have ever taken. It makes me so mad that the one study guide I got was from the Texas Teacher's Association and of the 130 questions on the test only about 5 were even close to the study guide! By the time I finished last night I was scoring a 90% on the study questions so I thought I would be alright, then the test is completely different. Oh well, come 12/31 after 5:00 pm I can get my scores on the internet. Until then I'm just going to try and not think about it. I guess we'll see.
I might have done well to try and make a snow porn pattern! LOL
Good Luck Gina! Im sure you'll do great. And don't worry, I wont send you any ESP waves for any math problems. I took Math 110 (college alegbra) twice and got a D both times!!! You'd fail with me help! lol
Gina, are you kidding me! You did great I just know you did. I would not worry about it, as said above it is done and over and don't try to second quess every single answer because i am sure you got an A!