Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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Everybody's always looking for Jack...

So classes are back with a vengeance, and they're not just classes, they're challenging classes. They're disturbing. And require me to do things. And ugh.

The first is Social Contexts for Schooling. It's about looking at the global community and inner communities which affect schooling. A lot of it is information we've already gone through before, only using exponentially more complicated words and lots of statistics which look pretty but make me go cross-eyed.

The second is Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students. This one gets me quite riled up and liable to rant on for days about social justice and how there isn't any, and how disgustingly people have been treated in the past, let alone how they're treated today. There's that and having to deal with being an ostensibly middle class White woman in a position of authority and really it's just confronting.

The third is Health and Physical Education. Sounds easy, doesn't it? It's really not. I wish I'd done this course before teaching my unit on Healthy Eating last practicum, though. The course handbook had millions of resources I could have used. There are also something like eight assessment tasks to be completed. For an eight week course, that's a lot. Especially considering that one of those assessment tasks is a weekly journal.

And finally we have Art. Not just Art theory, which I could totally handle and would wholeheartedly enjoy - but Art in practice as well. Now, if you know anything about me at all, know this - I can't draw. I can't paint. I can't sculpt. I'm rather appallingly bad in all forms of the visual arts. I don't have the fine motor control. I don't have the keen observational skills involving light and dark. I forget about proportion and perspective. My drawings are worse than an eight year old's. Apparently I'm not the only one who might display this level of suckitude, so it's hopefully not going to be too embarrassing.

Yes, these are my classes. Already next week I have 4 journals due and a tutorial presentation. In the words of the great Geoffrey Tennant, "I'm not mentally equipped."*

*This is a joke. I'm plenty mentally equipped. I'm just lazy. I am well aware that this is the home stretch. I've almost finished my course and once I have, there will be no more assessment tasks quite like these. I just need to do the work as it comes and everything will be tickety-boo.
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