Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Syllabus

I received the syllabus today for my Engaging Students in Learning class. I read it voraciously. And once I had come to and picked myself up off the floor, I decided I must drop the class. Immediately. I could get my money back and have a grand ol time shopping at JoAnn’s on my way home from work. What was I thinking? I haven’t taken a college class since 1996! And now this professor is saying things like reflective journaling, article critiques, lesson plans, observations and portfolios containing artifacts. And I’m feeling very overwhelmed! Why do I need to get my teaching certificate anyway? I have a perfectly good and stable job. So I’m bored from time to time. Big Deal! At least I know what to expect!

I expressed these concerns to my irritatingly straight-to-the-point hubby:

Here’s our email exchange:

From: Woods, Amy
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:04 PM
To: Virgil Woods
Subject: got my syllabus

And I am highly intimidated

From: Virgil Woods
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:16 PM
To: Woods, Amy
Subject: RE: got my syllabus

Why?

From: Woods, Amy
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:39 PM
To: Virgil Woods
Subject: RE: got my syllabus

LOTS of work, LOTS of stuff that sounds foreign to me, feeling inferiorhelp

From: Virgil Woods
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 4:00 PM
To: Woods, Amy
Subject: RE: got my syllabus

You have been given this task by your Creator, Father, GOD! …..that should do it…..

SEE!? Irritating!

~@my

3 comments:

~Kristen~ said...

Grrrr! these men of our's, always having to be so logical!!! But, I KNOW you can do it my friend! I KNOW YOU CAN, because you are smart and wonderful!!! Big hugs!!!

Jenny said...

I know you can, too. But I would definitely be overwhelmed as well! Hugs and patience, my sweet Amy.

Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

Well, Amen to that!! I do believe you have one heck of a hubby there Amy!
I understand your hesitations...but...HE will not give you more than you can handle, and I believe in YOU!