I currently have 5 tabs open on my browser window. They are:
- ETS Study Companion, Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge
- Education Portal Review Course, Chapter 16, Lesson 3 – What is Relative Dating? – Law of Superposition, Principles of Original Horizontality & Cross-Cutting Relationships
- Google Calculator
- Earth Science Essentials, 2nd Edition
- The Period Table of Elements
Don’t you wish you had my life?
On Monday, I’ll take the Praxis II Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge exam, one of the 3 tests I have to pass to be certificated as a teacher. I’ve already taken the first test, the Praxis I, and I’ll take the third test, the PLT Grades 7-12 on Thursday. I’ve been studying for what seems like forever and the more I study, the more I realize how little I know about anything at all. A current list of things about which I don’t know (in no particular order):
- geologic timescale
- why I thought teaching was a good idea
In all fairness, I rocked the astronomy portion of the practice exam as well as the parts about weathering, mass wasting, biology, chemistry, and physics. However, when the study guide outline is a 5 page document, the small victories seem even smaller.
Why am I telling you this? I need to vent and you’re a captive audience. Also, I’d like to you to give the certified professionals in your life a break. For the nurses, teachers, mechanics, counselors, and assorted others who spent hours and a small (or not so small) fortune attaining credentials, ease up, okay? What they’ve been through is no joke.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. I’ll be here, studying.