Monday, June 6, 2011
No rest for the weary!
Classes start today!
During the summer semester I am taking 12 credits, which is four classes. This is a lot for a summer semester, but it's staggered quite nicely.
Two classes start today and they meet Monday through Thursday from 9am-4pm throughout the month of June. On June 20th I start a third class that is solely on the web (nice!) and then the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week of July I have a class at our local Area Education Agency that meets from 8-5 on Thursday and Friday.
So, it seems like a lot and people look shocked when I tell them, but it just makes sense!
Starting today is:
Language and Literacy (which I have already been warned is a ton of work)
Teaching English Language Learners (which I have heard nothing about. It's an intro class so it shouldn't be too bad).
Starting June 20th on the web is a special education course called Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports. I'm really excited for this one because I really like PBS schools and PBS programs. From what I have found so far, focusing on abilities - NOT disabilities - and pointing out what a student did WELL is so much more productive. Also, since it's on the web I feel like I can really work best when I feel the best. Whether that be at 1am or 3pm, it's completely up to me. I like that.
In July I will be taking a Humanities course at the local AEA. There are several people that are in my program at Drake taking the same class, so I'm not worried about not knowing anyone. That's always nice to know for the first day of class.
When you were in college did you take summer courses?
Posted by Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields at Monday, June 06, 2011