Monday, May 9, 2011

we don't need no education... why yes, yes we do.

This is a post about my teaching experiences by request from H. Rija as previously promised here

Which is pretty interesting timing considering I am applying to graduate school and interviewing for a Graduate Assistantship at my alma mater  Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.

My undergraduate degree is is Biology and my long term employment goal is to be a secondary education {high school level} teacher in Biology.

Currently, I am a substitute teacher in NJ. I sub anything from pre-k to high school & let me tell you-- there is never a dull moment. I have dealt with a hundred different scenarios & that is what I like the most about being a sub- I am someone different every day {different challenges, different students, different classes} . It allows me to step into other teachers shoes and have a wide variety of experiences. The down side is that they are not "my" classrooms and I don't get to follow through on any assignments and discipline issues. 

I am also a Home Instructor / Tutor for a variety of science classes. {I tutored throughout my undergraduate career, which makes this easier for me} This is certainly challenging, but definitely rewarding. 

My advice-- get involved, work with different people, see what you enjoy teaching & teaching it will be easy (and fun) for a life long career. Try substitute teaching (only need 30 college credits to in NJ) see if being "in the field" is something you truly enjoy. 

As far as "in the field" it is important to always stay {just LOOK!} calm even in the weirdest situations. Learn all you can from the people around you- other teachers, interactions with various students- you can learn SO MUCH from everyone around you in life and in a career. 

Hope this helps H. Rija! Let me know if you have any other questions! 

Here are some of my teaching related objects I am lusting after.
#1-Love this Monserat De Lucca pencil bracelet- Get it here. ($65)
#2-Apple charm- Pandora ($45)
#3-Apple earrings Tiffany & Co ($195)
#4- "Pencil Me In" flats- Jeffrey Campbell (were on Modcloth but are sold out-- if any one knows where to get them PLEASE let me know!! I have been on the wait list

P.P.S. This is what I wore for my graduate education orientation:
What I Wore: red studded and leopard print shoes from Shangahai, mustard skirt- ARC thrift store Denver, stripped  shirt- J.Crew thrifted. Accessories: assorted string bracelets I always wear, Michael Kors- pink watch, pearls- gift from sister, Steve Madden- pink eyeglasses

check out these shoes:

My mom also got me a sweet thrifted suit for my interviews this week-- perhaps I will share a picture =)

I also went thrifting today at my favorite store: Rescue Mission of Trenton. 
Pictures/outfits to come, got some AWESOME stuff (about 5 awesome things to be exact for only $10 BUCKS!) LOVE that place!


Bad Joan said...

Those shoes are amazing!

Unknown said...

Haha, the title of this post made me think of the IT Crowd; 'we don't need no education', 'yes you do - you just used a double negative' XD xx

Harija said...

Thanks for the sharing about your teaching experience and I love your outfit

Neat post!

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Emma Z said...

Welcome! & thanks, I LOVE these shoes!

StyleIDnet said...

Great post.... I think I need to link it over to some people that would benefit from it a lot :)
Your shoes are a dream.
I love them!

Emma Z said...

What an amazing compliment =) thank you!

Lydz xX said...

hahah that used to be my favourite song to get me rom going to school, failed everytime. Loving the top and shoes :)
Lydz xX

Miranda said...

Great outfit, I like the shoes with it