• media specialist,  Uncategorized

    Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

    My experience in my Media Specialist program is over. I’ve finished the last course reflection, applied for graduation (and may have missed the deadline but that’s a different story), and have scheduled a date to take the PRAXIS test (already postponed once thanks to coronavirus). Now, I’m entering that next phase of the adventure – the job hunt. I’ve previously posted about this job hunt already but I feel like it’s something that is crucial to my adventures as an aspiring librarian. Through my job hunt, I’ve learned that you can be great, you can do your very best in the interview and still not get the job and I’ve…

  • students,  teaching

    Finding Out What We Really Need In The End

    In March, I would have given anything for a break. I would have given a kidney, a lung, heck, take it all. I needed a break. There were over 30 of you in each class and each one of you wanted something from me. I was tired. I was exhausted and worn out. I couldn’t make it another day. I needed no more hugs. Seriously, I’m holding my fist up to fist bump you – doesn’t that clearly indicate you’ve hugged me enough today? I needed you to stop talking when I’m talking. We don’t care that you’re going to Zaxby’s later or that your dog had puppies – well,…

  • books,  librarian

    Mapril Madness Tournament of Books!

    The coronavirus certainly made things in the education world a little difficult. Teachers had to design eLearning plans on the fly, grading is different, and parents are having to monitor their children’s usage of the Chromebooks – are they really doing work or are they just playing NitroType? It affected my “work” as an aspiring librarian as well. Not only did I end up having to complete my practicum hours by watching webinars but my March Madness Tournament of Books – something that had been going really well in the first two weeks of March, when we were in school – kind of fizzled out once all the kids were…