Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Throw Another Wrench in My Plans - I DARE YOU!

Why has my college career been nothing but disappointment?  I am supposed to student teach January 9th.  Nope, didn't pass my Praxis exam by two points.  TWO POINTS!  What on earth is this whole school journey supposed to be teaching me?????  I have about had it with all this.  Just once I want my plans to work out for me.  Just one itty, bitty, time.  I'm not asking for much here....All I want out of this life (right now) is a piece of paper saying I graduated college.  I don't even plan on teaching, but then, what IF I decided to later on down the road....

So, I trudge along.  I have to wait until January 14th to take the next Praxis exam - hope and pray I can pass it this second time around.  IF I do pass then I start student teaching February 1st.

I DARE YOU to throw another wrench in my plans.  Seriously, it's not like I haven't been through Hell already the last four years of school!!!!

Whatever!  I'll just keep going.  That's what I seem to do?  I mean really, what else do I have to work towards?

7 comments:

Logan and Sydney said...

If you don't plan on teaching I don't think you need to take pass the praxis, they just might not license you, you'd still get the degree. OR some institutions will award the degree and recommend you for licensure but your students parents will have to be informed that you are not "highly qualified". Maybe that will work. The degree and the license are totally different things.

Miss Jessie said...

I have faith that you'll pass. You just keep doubting yourself. Pull out The Power of Positive Thinking over the break and get yourself reacquainted with positive thinking, it is more powerful than most people think. I don't doubt that you'll be sitting next to me at graduation in May.

Anisa said...

You've put way tooooo much work in this to stop now. I'm sure if you were that close, you'll pass next time!!

I'm glad they didn't have those when I started teaching.... however, I had to take two of them to renew my license and they were not easy.

MinDee said...

Libby...what's one more month? It'll only put you back from student teaching by one month. You can do this and you need to do this! You are too close! Hang in there! You ARE going to do this!!

Lucashell said...

I'm sorry... U will pass what's one more month:)

Liebe Libby Lebih said...

That sucks. I don't think I needed to take the Praxis to student teach. I took it anyway for job placement or something. Anyway, I'm really sorry to hear about the two points.

I'm sure you'll keep trudging along. If you could get through Chemistry Hell, then you can handle this little bump in the road, right?

You will eventually have that stupid degree! I know it! And it will happen soon!

The Dawg, Lib-Dawg said...

It's just how my life goes ya know! Nothing ever works as plans. I would love to just graduate without student teaching. I went to the big guys on campus and they made it very clear I WILL student teach, and I WILL pass the praxis. They don't want me coming back to them a few years down the road saying I want my teaching license. If I do that it will be ten times harder. Believe me, as I was on my knees graveling (LITERALLY) I asked them to just let me graduate. NOPE! I'm sure I'll be grateful come May...as I'm walking down the isle to receive my diploma - with student teaching done. However, SUU has a policy in place that you have to pass your content praxis exam BEFORE you student teach. The PLT exam just needs to be taken - they don't care about the score. If you don't pass that test you have up to three years (even why you are teaching) to take that test. I guess it will be good to have a month break before I student teach...I get to relax, hang out, STUDY, read some books, and just do things that require no money since I am poor. I thought about going on a trip somewhere because I do have a free plane ticket, but it would probably be best for me to STUDY and not goof around. Be all mature and stuff?????

Thanks for your thoughts, I really appreciate it. Was just having one of those days yesterday - and the day before. ;)