A Teacher in Training

Doing It All Without Losing Your Mind: Tips For Adults Going Back To College

It's pretty common to see a wide range of ages in a college classroom these days, especially when more older adults are returning to the educational path after years spent working and raising families. While going back to school is a great way to further your career or start a new one, it can also put you in the center of a juggling act, trying to balance a job, taking care of your family, and keeping up with your coursework. Read More 

Tips For A Successful Catholic School Interview

If you intend on going to a private high school or Catholic school, then it is likely that you will be asked to go through an interview. This is especially true if the school is prestigious or if there are limited spots for applicants. Essays, grades, and extracurriculars can certainly prove that you are worthy of an available opening. Interviews are generally used as the deciding factor to show that you have the right attitude for the learning facility. Read More 

The Benefits Of A Multi-Age Montessori Based Preschool

One way that a Montessori based education is different from a traditional preschool is that children are placed in classrooms with children of varying ages. Children remain with the same teacher or teachers as long as they are in the preschool program. There are many benefits to this way of arranging the classroom. Here are a few of them.  Consistency in Teaching When you enroll your child in a Montessori based preschool, that child will have the same teacher every year of the program. Read More 

Finding A Day Care Program For Your Special Needs Child

Finding a day care program that is the right fit for a regularly developing school-age child can be a challenge. But it can be even more difficult when you have a child with special needs. Perhaps, in an ideal world, the parents of a physically or mentally challenged child would be able to stay home with their child 24 hours a day, but in reality, many parents in the United States have to work. Read More 

What To Expect Of A Child-Centered Learning Environment

For parents who are looking for an educational approach that fosters independence, child-centered learning in a charter or private school may be just the solution. In child centered charter schools, the student leads the learning while the teacher serves in a supporting role. In early elementary classrooms, it provides children the opportunity to learn through hands-on exploration and investigation. Here's a look at what you can expect from a typical child-centered classroom. Read More 

About Me

A Teacher in Training

Even though I'm not a teacher, teaching is where I feel most at home. I actually have quite a bit of experience teaching non-professionally. For example, I teach Bible class to the 14-year-olds in my church, and I have volunteered teaching English abroad in 2 different countries. Granted, it's nothing that anyone would pay me for. I've never really had any formal training. I just love helping others learn something new about the world! But I'm thinking about going back to school to get a teaching certificate. This blog is to help me decide if that's really what I want to do. So while it's mostly for my own personal use, I hope you can learn something new too.