Thanks for the tips. My problem is the mommy side. My kids are 8 and
11, so this semester has been tough so far. I'm stretched a bit thin,
but it's working out. I appreciate the responses I've received here. I
think just "talking it out" has helped me a great deal.
On 9/29/13, Nicole wrote:
> I worked every conference and planning period with an AP. I also
> assisted with testing and ESL, invaluable experience. I also did
> research for the principal on expanding the AP program...all legit
> hours. In fact, I put in more because I wanted a job at the
> HS.....and I got it! Work your tail off!!! BTW, I was taking 9 grad
> hours and teaching HS pap English and remediation courses at the
> time. It can be done and done well. You will have no social life and
> hopefully have a supportive spouse:)
> 9/25/13, ..busy intern AND teacher wrote:
>> I'm sorry.. I forgot to say that I'm supposed to complete 30
>> hours a month in September, October, and November. Everything
>> has to be turned in at the end of the November, so it ends up
>> being around 8 to 10 hours per week.
>> Thanks to you both for the ideas.
>> On 9/23/13, mc wrote:
>>> I remember candidates (who were usually heads of departments
>>> but teaching full time) getting experience in the main office
>>> when administration was out and when extra administration was
>>> needed. Ideally, your principal should be aware and on board
>>> with what you are doing. Also, what about night school or
>>> summer school positions?
>>> On 9/22/13, Busy intern AND teacher in Florida! wrote:
>>>> I'm currently teaching 8th grade language arts while taking
>>>> my last two courses for administrative certification. One
>>>> of these courses is the internship, and I've chosen an
>>>> approach that incorporates both elementary and middle
>>>> school experiences.
>>>> The challenge is finding the time to complete the required
>>>> 90 hours of experiences while teaching full-time. I have a
>>>> few colleagues who have done this while working in an
>>>> administrative position, such as a dean or even as a CRT.
>>>> They reported few issues due to the nature of their jobs.
>>>> I'm trying to avoid taking personal days, but I'm not sure
>>>> how I'll be able to complete the hours without taking time
>>>> off. I did not do this over the summer because I wanted to
>>>> have the chance to work with a principal while school was
>>>> in session.
>>>> I would appreciate any suggestions for tasks that could be
>>>> completed outside of school. I'm looking at planning a
>>>> brief inservice of some kind, doing some data analysis at
>>>> home, and so forth.
>>>> I would also like to hear any suggestions regarding
>>>> experiences you feel are absolutely essential for the
>>>> internship. I will be taking some personal days next month.
>>>> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide
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