Archive for March 31st, 2006

Continuing Education at Bellingham Technical College

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The final class in the paraeducator certification series begins next Tuesday evening. The class is entitled Effective Instruction. Some topics which will be covered include:

  • Assessment and educational standards
  • The teaching/learning cycle
  • Library/technology skills
  • The writing process
  • The reading process
  • Team teaching

The first two paraeducator classes were packed full of helpful information, and involved observation of experienced paraeducators at work, much reading, and lots of writing on educational topics. These classes would be valuable for home educators, as well as for parents of a child with learning challenges.

I will also need to earn Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) before being certified as a paraeducator. I purchased the Computer Literacy Basics textbook, and plan to work my way through it on my own, since another night class would be just too much.

After completing this certification, I hope to either volunteer at the high school where our daughter is a student, or work part-time as a paraeducator, if a position is available.

I’ll be sorry when these classes are done. I feel as if I’ve been privileged to participate in a fine book discussion group.

What Kind of Coffee Are You?

Friday, March 31st, 2006
You Are a Soy Latte

At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed.
At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky.You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn’t cutting it.Your caffeine addiction level: medium
What Kind of Coffee Are You?
Isn’t that funny, Laura? I got the same answer as you. I don’t think either of us really drink *soy lattes*! Oh, well. Thanks for the link to this site. BTW, Dad is the following:
***You are a Black Coffee***

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high

What Kind of Coffee Are You?