just getting started
- I'm a new candidate for AYA-SSH and I'm looking for support and
advice. I have "the box" and have formulated a plan for entry one,
"teaching reasoning through writing." Does anyone have advice about
this entry or the entire process in general. Thanks, Lauri
- Hi Lorraine,
I found this e-mail as I was looking through some of my older correspondence. You were really sweet to offer help. Did you certify? I hope so. I am almost finished with THE BOX. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
> I completed my box last April and took my assessments in June; I am waiting on my results . . . I am a bit crazed right now- I am teaching a new AP World History course, but as soon as things settle down I would love to help you out -- if you don't mind that I may have failed! oops, we don't use that word, I might not have certified. If I recall the first entry it was reasoning through writing. The best advice I received, in the beginning, was to read and re-read the instructions the standards and the rubrics. When I finished with an entry, I would photocopy the rubric and outline the main points from the standards and pass them along to any colleagues willing to offer a critique. This really helped me because it forced me to keep checking the standards. Good luck. Keep in touch.
> Lorraine Lupinskie
> Long Island, NY
Good luck - one week to go . . . I certified this past December. In just ten days it will be over and then you can start preparing for the assessment center. My fingers are crossed,