Friday, February 24, 2012

Interview Week

My last post was about being stressed out but not really about my interview on Wednesday. Tuesday was weird because I was totally not stressed at all. I just went about getting my portfolio done. I think it turned out pretty good. There's some things that need to be added but going into to the interview I felt like I had a solid representation of who I am as a prospective teacher. Anyway, that night was horrible. I was tossing and turning all night. I dreamt I was at an interview at GVSD and after some preliminary talking they sat me in front of a computer and said I had to answer all my questions by typing the answers into the computer. I was so ticked off. Anyway, the next morning I was a little nervous about getting to the school on time because I wasn't sure what the highways would be like. But I made it to school with time enough to buy a tea and help relax. I was pretty relaxed but a little tea never hurt. Oh, and I looked pretty darn good too. While I was looking through my portfolio before the interview I came to an important realization. My editing skills at 8:45am are way stronger than at 10:30pm. I have some changes I need to make. Oh well. Anyway, interview went great. The only problem now is I want to stay in job search mode. I'm finding going back to homework mode a bit of a struggle. ugh

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Quick Hit

I thought I was pretty laid back about my first interview this week. I'm going into Winnipeg tomorrow to meet with a school division from my area. It's a general interview which means they just interview a bunch of people but have no specific jobs in line for the people they are interviewing. But I've had a lot of trouble sleeping over the last two nights which leads me to believe I may be a little more stressed than I originally thought. Sometimes I try to make it look like I don't care but usually that is just a coping mechanism on my part. Inside I'm generally freaking out. So I'm going go and finish my portfolio and hopefully get something half decent together and then make sure I know what I said in the portfolio so I don't contradict myself. Good times.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Alt Ed Project

I had a lot of fun doing a project for Alternative Education. One of the things we did was an audio historical art tour of the University of Winnipeg. We prepared podcasts that people downloaded and then listened too at the different sites. Lots of fun.
Here is the link to the website I set up for the project.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

World Simulation Game

Don't let me forget. We played a world trade and conflict simulation game on Wednesday in my War Affected Children class. It as a lot of fun. I want to go over some of the rules and guidelines and stuff.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Brother is Funny

After my post about At-Risk Education my brother told me I reminded him of Mr. Kotter from Welcome Back Kotter. Here is link to a great clip from the show.
I love Mr. Kotter. He's awesome

Friday, February 3, 2012

I hate my Car

Ok, I don't hate it that much. I'm just tired of it. In the month of January I spent more than 50 hours in it and drove almost 5000 km. Not fun. That's a lot of study time down the drain. On the bright side I only have 6 weeks left.