I just got off the phone with one of my future (Today at 5pm, to be exact) student’s mother. She was a sweet lady, and she spoke very highly of her son. However, she felt it was necessary to “warn” me that her son is “So brilliant that he’s stupid.”
I know exactly what she means, as I often have students of that same nature. But for a mother to admit something like that to a total stranger strikes me as somewhat odd.
I’m sure I would have come to the same conclusion anyway.
So where have I been lately?
Sitting right where I am now, only with a bit less spare time.
Damn you Warcraft III!
School is moving along somewhat quickly, too quick in fact. Before I know it I’ll have 20 or so pages of writing to turn in, and finals, and all that other school related nonsense.
I decided yesterday to apply for the teaching credential program. Well, I decided years ago to do it, but I actually made the effort to obtain the application yesterday.
Little did I know that the deadline is April 1st. Not a big deal, as thats over a month away. However, I need to get some letters of recommendation, get myself fingerprinted (Live Scan, for those of you in the know), get a TB skin test, make sure my immunizations are up to date, have two separate interviews with different people, somehow get copies of my transcripts from Scottsdale Community College from 1998-1999, write a page or two essay about why I want to teach (as well as other bullet points that need to be covered), attend an hour and a half orientation class, and acquire a manila envelope for my fourteen page application and all the above mentioned documents.
What’s weird is that I had to do less to enlist in the Navy. Although getting out was a pretty similar process to what I just mentioned. I think that’s why people stay in the military for more then four years. They must be either to dumb, busy, or impatient to finish the exiting process.