08 February 2008

The Plan

Morphed essay still continued...
But not as a teacher. I've never wanted to be a teacher. 20+ kids running and screaming and disrespecting you all day--No thank you! Maybe back in the day when teachers could punish their students (I'm not talking abuse, but teachers cant even touch students anymore.) parents taught their kids common curticy, and didnt spoil them...but these days I know I'd want to duct tape them all to the wall.
So, it's taken me a while, but I continued exploring different possible careers surrounding children, and I narrowed it down to early childhood education (ECE) which would be 0-5 years of age. I think I can handle that. Maybe. Last year I took a class on Special Education classrooms and LOVED it! I have been toying with the idea of going into teaching (which I swore I'd avoid) to work with these sweet, sweet children. The laws and standards are more flexable because they are all treated as individual cases, instead of mainstream's NCLB. That was appealing-being able to really work on meeting the child's needs, and not the school's. And then I took a class about Language Development. I Loved it even more. I'm sure it was in part due to the teacher's personality and dedication to the field, but whats wrong with that? She also mentioned a masters program that sounds great...so I suppose you've been reading all these for one reason: to find out my plan. What is my new career choice? SLP
So, the new plan: 2 years to get BA, then MA program, then work as a SLP...It will still take several years to mean anything, but you know what they say about goals...Ok, so I'm not really sure what exactly they say...something about how you can't reach them if you don't have them...Well, I have one now, so maybe one day I'll even reach it.

7 comments:

Erica said...

That sounds cool, Heather! Good job on the essay. :o)

Rachel said...

Hooray! What a great idea. You're going to wonderful with them.

Andrea said...

That's an awesome goal Heather! Way to go!!!

Christy B. said...

you'll be awesome at this! good luck!

Liz said...

How exciting! Don't you just love it when a plan comes together (to quote the A-team).

Amanda said...

Okay, my feedback is that that is exactly the job that you want to have!!! There are not nearly enough SLPs and they are in really high demand. It is also something that you can do in public education as well as working in a variety of other places. Take it from someone who knows- DO NOT GO INTO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION!!!! You will like the idea of it much more than the reality of it(I say that this year, but have enjoyed it in the past)! Also, you don't want to get married to the public education system without the option of ever doing something else! If you are a SLP you have many more options and you make more money. So, having said that...HI!
Lots of love and luck in this department, but again...Do not go into public education!

Heather said...

Thanks for all your support and advice! I'm always a little hesitant to tell people I have a real plan... :-)