The College Student

The Pep Talk

I have to admit, the thought of going back to school to get my teaching credential and masters degree after graduating from college and starting a family was a tad daunting.  Okay, I’m lying.  It was extremely intimidating.  BUT, if I can do it, you can too!

The process of applying to an accredited program, getting your finances ready, and figuring out how you are going to squeeze in time for your studies between working, cleaning house, running your kiddos across town to various practices and games, and making something that resembles dinner, can be overwhelming.  To be perfectly honest, overwhelming doesn’t even describe it.  I vividly remember crying during the first week of classes because I was certain that I bit off more than I could chew and was going to fail in school, as a mom, and a wife.  Thankfully, I have very supportive and endearing people in my life.  They wiped my tears, smacked my ass, and got me back on track.

I cannot stress the importance of getting support from family and friends at this time.  It truly takes a village when taking on a challenge of this magnitude.  Don’t be too proud to ask for help when you need it.  If they are good friends (especially if they are moms themselves), they will do what they can to help, especially if you’ve always been that kind of friend to them.

So, now that the pep talk is complete, let’s get to work!

Heading Back to School

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Finding a College


Completing the Application Process


Applying for Financial Aid

Mapping Out Your Academic Plan

Enrolling in Your First Class

Back to School Shopping (my favorite part!)…

Making it Happen…




UDL-  Universal Design for Teaching Model by Vanderbilt Peabody College

California Common Core State Standards

RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms Video

NEA Code of Ethics


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