Archive for November, 2008
As if to prove once and for all that mandates of popular entertainment and less-popular religion on opposite sides of the issue do not preclude idiocy, this video makes its rounds throughout the Internet.
At the very least, bad public relations on the part of the gay marriage advocates, even if they were very slightly, very passively provoked.
To be called unconventional is to receive the highest compliment, for to have led an interesting life is the best use of one.
I applied online. The online application was already filled out from the last time I applied, so all I had to do was revise my current living address. I was almost done when I came to my personal statement.
It isn’t as dated as I would have thought.
I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, at least since I graduated high school.
I find it ridiculous that half the state didn’t pass the exit exam that first year. As I am young, I am also ten feet tall and bulletproof. I will single-handedly combat the ills in the decrepit, underfunded and outdated American school system.
I am well-prepared to do it, too. My experience as a camp counselor exposed me to the triumphs within seasonal work, long hours and low pay for a thankless job that most of my peers don’t take seriously.
I’m coming into this job with my eyes wide open. I’ll do just fine.
That’s good, basically. I wrote it in five minutes on a school computer, itching to finish up the process already, so I did a mighty fine job, considering.
I paused a moment to consider the statement — it’s good, but not complete. Just before the end, I added another paragraph, for the sake of full, unrelenting disclosure.
I won’t be doing this alone. I intend to write publicly about my personal experiences in the classroom, so as to blaze a trail for other prospective teachers, to gauge my own progress and to elicit advice from education’s professionals.