Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back to school scare

For whatever reason I decided I want to go back to school. I have to say that honestly that was the best decision I have ever made. I was getting into my education classes and getting really opinionated and started to care. That is until I walked into my second class and realized that I am being forced to volunteer for CIS here in town (Communities in School). Don't get me wrong; I am certainly convinced that the program is a good one and the teacher has great intentions forcing me to volunteer. But who does she think she is setting up me to actually learn something valuable, preparing me for what I will face in the classroom and most importantly forcing me to step out of my comfort zone. (pause here for comedic effect)
For this program I will be assigned an 'at risk' child to mentor and tutor on a weekly basis. And yes I put 'at risk' in the quotes it deserves, really aren't all children at risk of failing at some or another and shouldn't they all be given the attention, but I digress. Lets get back on topic, shall we. I will hang out with this child and earn my credits and over come my fears.
Scared? Yes.
Nervous? Yes.
Super excited? Don't tell anyone, but yes I am actually super excited.
Not only to get over my fears of 'new things' ( I hear the appropriate shrieks and sounds of agreements, you don't have to give them to me) but to get experience I might not other wise get.
*much needed background information*
I graduated last year with a degree in English/Creative Writing. I recently decided to go back to school and get my masters and to get certified to teach high school. I started my classes last night. And at the end of all this forced fun I can either get a job or I can student teach (and not make any money) and then I can get a job much easier. I like to do things the hard way, so I have decided to not student teach, so forcing me to volunteer (can anyone say oxymoron?) is actually a good thing, but I didn't just agree with that.