Tiny Teacher

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Jan 22 2013

Getting ready!

Treat yo self to testing fees

There is a lot of work involved in getting ready to join the corps!   I am so excited to have already accomplished:

  • registering for my NYS Certification exams;
  • starting the Violence and Child Abuse workshops;
  • preparing for my demo lesson at a phenomenal charter school in Brooklyn this Friday.


Gearing up for all these exciting steps that will lead to teaching has proven to require a lot of planning and attention to logistics.  While I am used to balancing these in my work life (scheduling, budgeting, travel), I was a little blind sided by having to take lots of quick steps to do so in my personal life as part of matriculating into the 2013 corps.

If there are any future applicants out there, I want to take this space on the internet to encourage you to plan carefully for these expenses.  I am fortunate to live in New York, my corps region, and as such don’t have to think about the travel costs involved for testing and interviews (which independently already can cause a strain).

I do want to iterate that it is all reasonable – especially when I consider all the times I’ve opted to treat myself in life (thank you Parks and Recreation for the greatest theme ever).

Also – big ups to the New York regional team for decorating my desk with lovely welcome signs and lending me a test prep book for the NYSTCE.

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