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Graduate School Musings
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(12-30-2018, 09:41 PM)cookderosa Wrote:
(12-30-2018, 08:00 PM)dfrecore Wrote:
(12-30-2018, 11:57 AM)cookderosa Wrote: Is full time an eventual goal, or would you be happy teaching a few days per week?  Secondary is almost always 5 days per week (180 days give or take) and really no flexibility, where postsecondary is uber flexible.  

No flexibility in that you get 81 days off in addition to weekends?  So no weekends, no holidays, 2+ months off for summer, 1 week off for Thanksgiving, 2 weeks off for Christmas, 1-2 weeks off for Spring Break - that lack of flexibility??  Big Grin

LOL meaning you can't pick your work days or take your family holiday in the middle of September.  ;p

The joys of homeschooling.  We used to plan our vacations out with the "what's the least busy week of the year for Disney World?  Great, we'll go then!"  We did EVERYTHING when it wasn't busy.  One year, we went to Disneyland on a Wed/Thur, although it was cold and yucky.  We didn't have to wait in line for a single ride.  If we wanted to go on 2x or 3x in a row, they would let us.  Then, Friday, it warmed up, and we went, and the kids were like "why are all these PEOPLE here??"  We opted to leave after a couple of hours because they didn't want to wait in lines.  Tongue

Now of course, we are slaves to the school system and it bites!  I don't know how people do this!!
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EDIT TO ADD: The least busy time to go to Disneyworld is usually the first full week after the 1st. Think the Sunday when everyone is leaving to go back to school the next day. That's also when people with really little kids go (none are in school yet), but they don't want to do the same rides we do, so even that's great!
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We went to Disney one year in mid January when they had their annual Homeschool Days. We only did one of the big programs they offered, but it was great and our tickets were deeply discounted. It was a great experience!

Thank you for all of the advice. I think being an adjunct is going to fit my schedule best for the time being. Right now I am planning on taking the last two PIA classes and I will take a good look at the other programs that were mentioned and look for a good class in Teaching Writing.

Thanks again!
Katie
20 year old son: Student at Pierpont CTC pursuing the BOG AAS.
Myself: BS Business/French-1991, Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling-1995, Completed the Poetry in America Series from HES for 20 credits in English in May 2019 and now on my way to collecting more graduate credits.  
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I reached out to Fort Hayes State College in Kansas, about their Online MLS with a concentration in Literature.  They will accept up to 9 credit hours in transfer for this program.  Their program is 10 hour Liberal Arts Core and 21 hours Literature with a final project class.  They do not require a GRE.  With 9 hours in transfer, I would need 22 hours to complete the program.  Tuition is currently $287.75 per credit hour.

I like what I am seeing and Dr. Hutchinson, the director of the Literary Studies program is very helpful in answering the questions I have had.  This will most likely be the program that I land in if I decide to get another Masters Degree.  In the meantime, I am enrolled in the final 2 PIA courses that begin next week.
20 year old son: Student at Pierpont CTC pursuing the BOG AAS.
Myself: BS Business/French-1991, Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling-1995, Completed the Poetry in America Series from HES for 20 credits in English in May 2019 and now on my way to collecting more graduate credits.  
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Graduated all your students - that's impressive! Looks like you need a little time before you fully decide your course ahead. While you do that, perhaps you could start an informal and small writing center for kids, which helps them write and make notes for themselves. You are used to teaching kids and writing as a skill is very important throughout life. I have a nephew who grew up with writing and note-taking skills which should have been better. I mean he's very good and focused. He in in college, but needs help. As his mother finds it difficult to get him a tutor, we got him a subscription which could help(we hope) with homework(Bartleby). I'm not sure if this will do the trick. We asked him and he said his friends use it. In retrospect, I feel extra help in his younger years would have been helpful, but then that's water under the bridge now. Again, you've done a wonderful job!
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