Re: [The Indigo Network] Help! Advice on Teaching
If you go to www.sarahwood.com you can take a class
and get certified in working on meditation and things
to help in your work. The classes are offered via
teleconference, and in Asheville, North Carolina. A
stones throw from Tennessee.
Check it out.
--- Kendrah <kendrahpalk@...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone!
> I am so happy there is a group like this! It is so
> refreshing to see
> so many people getting together to share information
> on how to
> educate/raise our children in this suffocating Big
> world... :)
> My name is Kendrah Palk and I am a first year
> teacher here in
> Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I got my teaching
> certification because
> while volunteering at an elementary school, I was
> amazed at how the
> children were learning. It was an "alternative
> school" where
> children were reasearching and learning at their own
> pace. The
> children were motivated and highly engaged! The
> classroom community
> was great. I had no idea school could be so close
> knit and feel like
> home. I knew that kind of environment is where i
> Unfortunately, this isn't the case for many schools
> out there.
> I am teaching 1st grade in a public school. I love
> working with the
> children, but am enraged with the "schooling"
> After graduating ( i went to the university of
> michigan), I moved to
> Tennessee because jobs were so scarce in Michigan. I
> found a
> teaching job and here I am .. I feel that I am not
> fulfilling what I
> am supposed to be. I feel I do not have the freedom
> to teach in a
> way that fits my personality and style. By the time
> I conform my
> teaching ... into what the district expects,
> including all the
> policies and procedures and curriculum... I am just
> another spoke in
> the machiene...
> i want to continue to work with children, stay in
> the education
> field, but do not want to teach in a traditional
> school. Are there
> opportunities to get involved in the homeschooling
> community? Does
> anyone have any ideas ... or suggestions for a
> more... self-employed
> aspect to education??? How I can get started, etc.?
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