I got a job.
I'll be teaching in New York City come this September. I'm the new social studies teacher for the 6th and 7th grades; two 6th grade classes & one 7th grade class, two of the three being ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching)/CTT (Collaborative Team-Teaching) classes, as well as a Media/Technology class. So, four classes a day, five days a week. And that's not including extended day programs, planning/development periods, observation/feedback sessions, and self-reflection time.
Busy can't even begin to describe what my life will be. I'm terrified at the sudden onslaught of responsibilities, but I'm also determined and excited to make changes in my students' lives.
I won't be blogging much on LJ anymore; maybe during the off-days to summarize what I've been doing. And I definitely don't think I'll be doing anything fandom-related for a while. But I do plan to do a weekly blog
, focused primarily on my experience as a first-year teacher: from my job searching craze to the hectic hiring process, and of course my teaching methodologies, classroom management successes and disasters, end-of-the-year results, and the next steps. Tumblr will serve as the platform, just because it's easier to use on both a PC/laptop and phone app.