Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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It's a conspiracy, I tell ya... First off, judiang manages to keep me playing City of Heroes from 7pm until 4am last night. (Well, I did wanna do an all nighter, but I was shocked when I looked at my watch and saw 4am!) And then Leo works on getting me up at 6:30am. And then he sits on my alarm clock and manages to change the hour. Did I notice this at the time? No. So when I looked at my clock and saw it was 11:30am, I rocketed out of bed and got ready. (I'm having lunch with papa at the Chinese Buffet and didn't want to miss out on that.) It wasn't until I sat at my computer to read my e-mail that I saw it wasn't even 9am yet!!! Damn cat!

So, I worked on my coursework for this week's part of my 4 week online class. I'm doing 3 of these online classes in order to get enough contact hours to move my teaching certificate into licensure. I needed 20.5contact hours more (20 contact hours = 1 semester hour). Each of these 4 week classes is 12 contact hours. Since they were a set of 3, I decided to sign up for all of 'em. ($45 for the first course, $20 for the other two. Pretty cheap if you ask me.) The course is over physical science teaching and the Ohio physical science standards. I'd say over 60% of the students in this class are special education teachers, because thanks to No Vendor Left Behind No Child Left Behind, all of the special education teachers in the state of Ohio (OK, so maybe not ALL) are not "Highly Qualified Teachers." What the??? People are creating new jobs so that teachers can jump through more hoops, you know. Bah!

Still, the class hasn't been all that bad, and I'm realizing that maybe, just maybe, I do have enough discipline to do an online class. I have one more week of this class to go, and I'll probably do all the coursework before I go to Chicago. (If not, I can easily do it while on vacation! I love online stuff!) If it's true that I do have the discipline for it, I might look into some online university classes - maybe even a Masters degree program.

Leo's excited to have me home (and up) today. He's showing his affection by sitting on my class book while I'm doing my online homework and playing with my (dwindling numbers of) paper clips and all sorts of fun "Yay! Trina's home!" things. :-) I love my damn cat. :-)
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