Sunday, March 29, 2009


I'm all set up for my interview.  I have my transcripts.  I have my 5 minute lesson and handout.  I have my hotel room.  I have my directions.  I'm still working on this project.  I will be going to a meeting tomorrow and then I will drive out to Palo Alto for the interview.  I need a little rest before I continue to work this afternoon.  I do know what I need to do though, so I should be ok.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Job prospects

I'm preparing for the TFA interview.  My family also has job prospects.  And, I have some ideas for video projects of my own.  I'm working on the scripts/ideas.  Things are looking up.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The 5 minute lesson

For Teach For America is not easy to pick.  I have settled on two options, one a short lesson about the dangers of caffeine and one an ESL style lesson about grammar.  My interview is on March 31.  The only disadvantage to this interview is the cost, about 110 dollars to stay.  The interview is an all day process, not just in the afternoon.  If it were in the afternoon, I could drive down and back.  Unfortunately, its just too far for that.

In other good news, a family member has the potential for work.  Wish us both luck.  The prayer that I have heard about work is that you ask for the right job for you.  This way, even if you don't get a job, you are blessed because that would have not been the right job for you.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hi Ho to Teach for America Finals I go

What an interesting set of requirements.  They want my transcripts from college.  Thats a lot of different places to go for paperwork.  I attended four different schools.  Two junior colleges and two CSU.  I don't know what I will do for the teaching sample lesson segment.  Other than that, I'm ready.  My transcripts should be ready for me by next Thursday.  My interview is scheduled for the 31st in Palo Alto.  It looks like a fun day.  Apparently, they only select 17% of their finalists.  I'm ok with that.  I'm really going to just have fun.  The finalists only spend part of the day teaching, just five minutes.  It looks like one long day of small group communications.  I enjoyed that part in college.  

The pros of Teach for America:  Great way to get experience teaching and to find out if I have what it takes to do the job.  Also, I had wanted to do some community service and this would look great on my resume.   

The cons:  I would have to leave home for two years.  I sure would miss it here!  I love my Mom and the ranch.  Possibly, the job may be very demanding and there would be hardly any time for art or music.  It might encroach on my workout times.  More on that in EDH Diet.