All posts tagged: grad school

Grad School (Again)

I didn’t want to put this out in the open until my application was fully in the hands of the prospective university I would like to attend, but my anxiety is creating a mess of mental difficulties that I feel compelled to put on paper. Originally, my intent was to wait until next fall when the schools started opening up their application windows. However, as I was browsing through different programs and researching which program would be my best fit, I found one that has a much later application window than the others. Normally, I would have skipped by this because I had my mind set on two other schools, but something caught my eye that I found impossible to pass up; a complete focus on diversity and equity in education as a doctorate focus. Many programs I have found have some focus on equity in education, but this one is unique in that its primary focus is on diversity and equity. Even the courses on leadership are studied from the aspect of equity. When …

Post Civil War Education

EL 200 surprised me today. They were well engaged. Mostly. I have to check in with a student who has really been struggling in the class. I know that he is more than capable. I am assuming that the issue is outside of class where he may be struggling with work, other classes, or both. I am glad that tomorrow we are given a bit of time at the end of the lessons for checking in. Anyway, today we focused on learning the way to add the -ly ending to adjectives to make them into adverbs. Obviously, this is day one. D-day. They are going to struggle for at least a bit of time. I will probably give them a quick pop quiz tomorrow. I am really liking those. I give students full credit for completing the pop quiz. Then I take the data from what they get wrong and use it for the next day’s lessons. For example, today’s pop quiz was on the difference between have and has and when to use each …