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  • #15545

    Nightenbelle
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    HiyaMy name is Kimberly and I'm addicted to history. I'm *gulp* 3 weeks from 30. I teach high school English (British Lit next year- yay). But I'm also certified in History, Business, and Theater. I love all things old and reading. I drive a lot- so podcast and audio books are a saving grace. Because when I play music- I sing along, and singing while driving is just funny looking, which I don't mind, but I give people enough reasons to think I'm insane. I'm about to make a major move, that will include lots of driving to a shiny new job. Which means more podcasts. :-)I'm rambling, but it is 4AM and insomnia has some odd side effects. In an effort to find some sort of conclusion- Jamie- I love the podcast and I'm excited to get more involved and get to know ya'll. Oh yea- I'm from Arkansas (Yes we have education down here) and I say ya'll. English is one of the only languages that does not have a "you" plural so ya'll should be added to the language anyway.

  • #17986

    Jamie
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    Hi Kimberly!Brit lit was one of my favorite classes when I was in school. Will you be able to pick your own syllabus or is that something that is determined by the department?  And a related question, have you read much Dryden?  Reading Dryden and Rochester were actually major defining moments in my education. They opened my eyes to the power of language.  Anyway, I'm just rambling. Welcome to the forums!Oh, and if anyone looks at you strange for singing while driving, just start singing directly to them and try to get them to join. :D

  • #17987

    Diane
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    Welcome Kimberly! I also enjoy English literature :D, mostly 19th century. Hope to see you around the forums. Diane

  • #17988

    Digital Unicorn
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    Welcome aboard Kim.O'd be very interested to hear how you got qualified to be a history teacher. I'm slowly coming to realise that it may be my calling in life, but seeing as I spurned History in all my childhood education, I've got a bit of catching up to do.I too, do lots of driving and singing, but the worst is driving/walking/running/working and laughing, I do this all the time, as I listen to lots of comedy podcasts, and it makes me look like a madman!

  • #17989

    anonymous
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    I drive and sing, too.  As one on the northern side of 50, 30 seems pretty young to me.  Better to get older than the alternative, right?  I mean, if you stop getting older, it means you're dead and that's not much of an alternative.  Enjoy!Welcome to the forum.

  • #17990

    Chris
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    Welcome to the forum Kimberly.I hope you have a great 30th birthday when the day arrives. Being in your thirties is better than your twenties and I think you will soon realize this shortly after, wondering what all the fuss was about. I love being in my thirties, all be it I'm almost at the end of them, but I say just 'hey.....bring on the forties!!' I did a post-graduate course in teacher training about 10 years ago and almost reached the end of the course before realizing it just wasn't for me. It was good fun, although I was racked with nerves most of the time, and it was one of the hardest things I have ever done so I am always in admiration of any teacher  ;)I look forward to reading some of your posts.

  • #17991

    Diane
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    O'd be very interested to hear how you got qualified to be a history teacher. I'm slowly coming to realise that it may be my calling in life, but seeing as I spurned History in all my childhood education, I've got a bit of catching up to do.

    I know in Canada, in order to become a teacher you need to take a Bachelors in Education and usually another in Arts or Science (combined it takes 5 years) But, here in Alberta, we don't actually teach history as a subject, just "Social Sciences" which is a useless mix of 10 different subjects.To teach history properly in Canada, you need a Master of Arts in History, (for colleges- takes at least 5 years) and a PhD. in History (for teaching in Universities- takes at least 7 years).

  • #17992

    HayleeB
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    But, here in Alberta, we don't actually teach history as a subject, just "Social Sciences" which is a useless mix of 10 different subjects.

    Its the same in Australia with 'social sciences' the most ridiculous topic ever- all I remember was a little bit about weather somehow being taught with Ancient Egypt??? I think I learnt more about history through the books we read in English, not to mention in my own reading/research since I fell in love with British History as a 16 year old!!Dont worry Kimberly, you most certainly arent alone with singing to yourself in the car!! When I had a car (back home in aus and before I found podcasts) I always had at least a half hour drive and if I was tired or stressed, singing along to the classics of the 80's and 90's was the only thing that kept me going!!

  • #17993

    Nightenbelle
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    I'm starting to become accustom to the idea of 30. Its not quite so scary. As for being a history teacher. According to the state of Missouri- you just take the praxis and get a high enough score. In Arkansas, you do that AND take an Arkansas history class. That is why so many coaches get Social Studies certs. I went a bit farther and am going for a masters, unfortunately- most schools still prefer coaches than history grad students, sad but true.

  • #17994

    Anonymous

    I thought 'youse' as in “youse guys, shut up down there or I'm gonna come down and friggin' cane you wid dis axe” was a plural form? No?

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