Friday, November 16, 2007

Favorite Person Award

I was picking up my Little Brother from his group home the other day, and one of the other kids came up to me and said, "You're a good Big Brother, Nick never stops talking about you." I said, "That's great to hear." And then one of the staff who runs the group home said, "You're definitely Nick's favorite person." And it's not even Christmas yet!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

School Rebellion

I'm not sure what the deal is, but I'm annoyed with school this semester. Maybe it's from doing so much of it so quickly. I've been drowning in assignments, getting sick every ten seconds, and half-assing my work. My GPA is taking a pounding. I don't think I'll wind up with anything below a B+, put my GPA until now has been 4.0. It would have been nice to keep it up there, but I'm completely disenchanted with the reindeer games. The readings are mostly dull, the teachers don't know how to engage, and nobody knows how to assess students beyond assigning yet another 10-page paper. Of course, I could work harder in spite of all that, and the payoff would be that I'd feel better about my efforts, but... whatever. My focus is on getting ready to student teach, and there are a lot of things for which I feel unprepared. I wish the program offered more classes about teaching and fewer about yet more research papers. Only 4 weeks to go.