On Friday, October 16th at around 5:30pm, I decided that I wanted to attend some School of Education for grad school. I can’t believe it had never occurred to me that that was an option, but now that I think about it, the decision couldn’t be more obvious.
Last week was pretty rough for me, not because of school work, but because of life in general. I went through my classes routinely, and they were fine. However, it wasn’t until I went to my education class–we only met once this week, but we normally meet twice–that I completely forgot about my life’s worries. It was an incredible feeling. My classmates and I were designing our ideal school, taking into consideration everything from building design to professional development to graduation requirements. I often tell my friends that being in my education class doesn’t even feel like going to class. I would choose to spend my time doing those activities even if I didn’t have to. So yeah. I sort of love my education class 🙂
Anyway, the event that actually triggered my epiphany was working on Code It curriculum. I spend my Friday nights making lesson plans for the following afternoon, and although some people wouldn’t consider that their ideal Friday night, I happen to love developing curriculum. My high point of the past week was without a doubt going over the questions my students had from last week, looking through potential Scratch projects, and coming up with creative ways to teach the new material. While I was browsing different Scratch teaching resources, I came across Creative Computing and happened to notice the URL. I saw that Creative Computing was affiliated with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and then I thought to myself… huh, wouldn’t that be awesome if I could continue learning about education even after my intro to education classes? YEAH. Of course that would be awesome.
And that, my friends, is how I made my latest, greatest life decision.