Monday, December 11, 2006

"Catch a boat to England, baby, maybe to Spain. Wherever I have gone, wherever I've been and gone, wherever I have gone, the blues have run the game." ~jackson frank

So many people have recorded that song, it's crazy. Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Eddie Reader, Counting Crows...of course Counting Crows' version is the best. Actually, it's not crazy that so many people have done it because it really is a fabulous song.

I finally found out my student teaching assignment. I'll be in Tucker High School, which I'm very excited about because that's where I did my practicum this sesmester. It's pretty close to campus and I'm familiar with the school already. The teacher that I'm working with is the head of the English department and she's supposedly an amazing teacher. She teaches 3 12th grade college prep classes and 2 AP English classes. I'm not allowed to teach AP, so I'll be working with her college prep classes. 12th grade is devoted to British Literature, which isn't exactly my specialty. Here's a direct quote from the teacher's email to me: "I usually start right into Cavalier poetry at the beginning of the semester, followed by Donne and Milton. We also have to do SOMETHING with 18th century and the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern Periods. Oh yes -- They also need to read LORD OF THE FLIES and 1984, as well as do a research paper! Are you ready to quit yet???? :-)" Yeah, that was slightly intimidating. I don't even know what Cavalier poetry is!! But I think I'll survive. Hopefully 12th graders won't be too crazy, especially during the second half of their senior year. I'm excited and terrified about the whole experience.


Anonymous said...

oh, you are going to be fabulous!

and, um, let me know when you figure out what 'cavalier poetry' is...!

who is your teacher? I did my instructional design practicum there...

Claire said...

Thanks. :D My teacher is Mrs. Wright. I guess I'll be doing a lot of reading/studying over winter break to prepare!
Speaking of studying, we should definitely study for American Lit. together. Maybe this weekend?