As you know by my frenzied stressed-out posting earlier this week, I have just concluded my first week of teacher’s college and I can officially say that at this point in time… I love it.
Last February I went through a bit of a crisis where I wasn’t even sure if teaching was the right path for me. The Hubster talked me through it and I decided to continue to move forward and see how I felt later in the year. When I finally received my first acceptance I expected to feel this overwhelming confirmation– that “YES! This is for me!” feeling –but I just didn’t have it. Not even when I was accepted at Hippie U and learned I wouldn’t have to live away from the Hubs. In all honesty, I really wasn’t very excited to even begin this week.
…until I got there.
As I was sitting in one of my classes it hit me–this is absolutely 100% what I want to do with my life. And it felt so good. Mind you, I may feel differently when I am up to my eyeballs in assignments and readings, but I’m going to hang onto it for now. haha! So, let’s review my previous complaints:
Yes, my schedule is INSANE and I am going to be absolutely chronically tired all year. But my classes are AWESOME. I love the theories and the discussions we get into about them. It’s SO nice to be in classes where people want to contribute and discussions actually carry on for an hour or two.
Yes, Hippie U is horribly disorganized. But, I enjoy the way they have set up the program. So I can live with their disorganization.
Yes, there is going to be a lot of work… but it’s not crazy 40 page essays anymore. The assignments are completely reasonable if you manage your time.
Yes, the classes are all 2 hours (longish for me), but I love all my professors. Seriously. There is not one that I am even remotely unimpressed with. I’ve had most of them twice already and I love their teaching styles, classroom environments, personalities… it’s just awesome. SO SO different from undergrad!! These professors actually like teaching!! Who knew such a thing was possible!??!
Best of all, I’ve met some really great people. Everyone is really friendly and I can’t believe how many people I’ve already met! I love it! haha
In conclusion: after week 1, I love teacher’s college. LOVE it.
Next week might be different, but I like liking school for once. haha!