To Do It Or Not To Do It?!

8 Oct

Hello lovelies 🙂

How is your weekend going?

Today’s post is really more of a ‘clear my head‘ entry. You may remember a few weeks back I posted about how I was unsure about whether to apple for a teacher training course. Well, I am still totally unsure, but I think I have decided that I am going to apply.

So here’s the deal…

I have always wanted to teach primary school (specifically, 8-10year olds) until I started my new job at an international secondary school. I love interacting with the students and us bouncing off eachother. I love working in a school and being around the kids in a pastoral capacity on a day-to-day basis. I am really enjoying the lesson observations and getting back in to my psychology. It sounds horribly cheesy but I really feel like I am making a difference to these students, and I want to pass my passion for the subject on to the next generation.

They’re my feelings, but here are the facts.

Places on PGCE courses are limited, so applications need to be completed early. Applications only cost £17, and my job is only secure until next September.

In light of all this information, I think it would be stupid not to apply. I just know that I will be kicking myself this time next year if I am unemployed and I wanted to do the course and I hadn’t even tried.

If I don’t get a place, I don’t get a place. If I get a place and decide I don’t want to go then, or at all, it can always be turned down or deferred.

It all comes down to this. This year I have a whole team of academic staff to write me references, help me compose my personal statement and am able to get in all the lesson obervations I want. I feel like I would be stupid to waste that help and leave my application until a later date.

So yeah, I’ve decided to go for it! AAAHHHHHHH!!!

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6 Responses to “To Do It Or Not To Do It?!”

  1. smallgirl October 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Good luck! 🙂

  2. melissa October 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    You’re not losing anything by trying & applying… and seeing what happens! You’re still young and if you realize (after you get it) that it’s not for you, then you just try a different grade! Most importantly you won’t be saying ‘what if’ to yourself next year 🙂 Good luck girly!

  3. Carolina John October 10, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Do it!

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