Thursday, 27 February 2014

Back to School

It's a biz-busy time of the year. 
With the kids and my hubby
And back to school for me, I'm trying to stay in good cheer. 
It's a biz-busy time of the year. 
It's the cray-craziest time of them all.
With readings, assignments and placements and testing, 
It feels like I may hit the wall.
It's the cray-craziest time of them all!


In my last post, I mentioned my busyness and I eluded to the fact that I would be taking an exam. Yep, I did it! I registered for the TESL (teaching English as a second language) program at Seneca College. It was a six week long adventure!

I wrote the exam on Valentine's day and I've been enjoying two weeks off ever since. But, on Monday I start back for another six weeks to complete part two of the program.

Once I'm done that, I'll be able to teach ESL to adults!

I won't lie, juggling school full-time and all things family wasn't easy. It felt like we faced every challenge known to families during those six weeks. Weather, sickness and injuries were a few of the highlights that resulted in bus cancellations, traffic jams, and visits to the walk-in clinic and emerg. But, I lived to tell about it and in the end it was worth it (I think). I'm looking forward to starting part two of the course because when I finish, I'll be that much closer to getting back to teaching with a renewed focus on communication.

6 comments:

  1. Stace, I'm so proud of you, you'll be amazing! Can't imagine how you're doing it all but know that you're one determined woman so you can achieve pretty much anything you put your mind to.
    Best of luck, lots of love, Rosanne

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    1. Thank you so much, Rosanne! Hope you are doing well.

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  2. Wow! You have so much on the go. Congratulations on getting into the TESL program. I can hardly wait to read how that will inform your posts about supporting your son's communications.

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    1. Thanks so much! TESL part 2 is more theoretical than TESL 1 was. We've looked at how language development occurs in children (in their native language) and how it can inform our teaching for English language learners. It's really interesting. I always find myself thinking about Carter's language development when learning about the linguistic side of TESL.

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  3. Congratulations on surviving the chaos, Stacey. Life really can get crazy sometimes but your priorities are in a good place! You'll be a fabulous ESL teacher! Can't wait to hear all about your new found knowledge!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ida Mae! I have three more days to go and then I'm all done! In fact, I should be studying for my exam right now…had better run…

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