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Dear anonymous academic fraternity... [23 Jan 2009|04:41pm]

The UCF Education Complex has many, many conference rooms--at least two per floor. These are places where you can go in, talk as loud as you want, behind closed doors. Anyone affiliated with the department--academic fraternities included--is welcome to reserve and use them.

Why do you see fit to have your meeting in the Kysilka graduate student study lounge? It's not like some of us don't come here to actually study, and it's not like you can't get one of the conference rooms, which are probably very vacant at 3pm on a Friday.

Or if you must have your meeting here, can you at least be aware of the fact that this is a shared space and use modulated voices?

Teachers, you can surely relate to this... [10 Jun 2008|03:10pm]

If you're a teacher, you should see the film Chalk. If you're a student, you should DEFINITELY see the film Chalk. Presented by Morgan Spurlock (the guy who did Super Size Me), this film is like The Office, but in a school setting. I know a couple teachers and while I have no idea what teaching is like, a friend of mine who teaches science told me it's not far from the truth. Which is scary, because this is a mockumentary.

Anyway, I thought y'all might like it. Enjoy!


X-posted... everywhere? :)

Education major volunteer/learning opportunity! [01 Mar 2007|06:40pm]

ducation major volunteer/learning opportunity!
Hi all!

I was wondering if there were any good hearted education majors out there who'd like to earn some volunteer hours, or get some experience?

I need help making worksheets and lesson planning. I'd give you all the curriculum, and you'd just have to type it up in a worksheet form. I'm starting my 4th graders on a new learning path, and am having a hard time keeping up with the preparation. It would be wonderful for an education major to get experience in:

a) Curriculum
b) Lesson planning
c) lesson preparation
d) worksheet preparation

Most of this can be done remotely through email and files, etc....or face to face.

Let me know if anyone is up for the challenge!

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Tutors needed! [01 Feb 2007|01:34pm]

Hi everybody!

I'm the new Director of Learning for TutorU in Oviedo. We are located on Alafaya Woods Blvd, less then 5 miles from UCF.

I'm looking to hire a new tutor.

I absolutely need someone from 3:30-7:30 Wednesday, and Thursday, with the ability to work one saturday a month from 9am-1pm.

If you can work on Monday and Tuesday (from 3:30-7:30) all the better.

I need someone who can tutor basic reading, math, algebra I and II and Geometry.

Pay is 10.00 an hour with the oppertunity to earn some pretty nice bonuses every month.

Drop me a comment here or e-mail me at singinfifi at gmail.com

Also, our Hunter's Creek Center is looking for tutors as well. Same pay structure applies!

I look foward to hearing from you, for information on Hunter's Creek, call 407-856-0808!

Thanks and have an amazing day!
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professional autobio [23 Jan 2007|04:45pm]

I have one of these due soon, and absolutely no idea where to begin or what to write...anyone out there have an example they'd be willing to share? or tips/pointers?

[20 May 2006|03:12pm]

Hi, I’m looking into taking the tests to gain a temporary teaching certification in the state of Florida for the 2007-2008 school year while I work on my masters in elementary education at UCF. I know you have 3 years to earn your masters before your temp certificate expires.

I was wondering if anyone on here is/has going thru this process or knows anyone who has. How soon can you take the test? Do you have to go about applying for jobs a different way? Osceola County is my top choice to work in, but I wouldn’t mind Orange County either.

Also any advice or information you can give me would be awesome.

Thank you so much for everything in advanced!!

x-posted everywhere
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[08 Nov 2005|01:56pm]

Hello -

I am having a really hard time getting anything that remotely looks like help from anybody at UCF's Graduate studies, financial, or the college of education, so I am hoping that one of you might be able to help me.

I'm interested in applying for assistantships when I start in January. How do I go about doing that? Do I have to fill out the FAFSA just for an assistantship? Also, does FAFSA give any sort of grant for graduate students or purely loans?

Thanks for any/all help

[07 Oct 2005|10:50am]

This seems like a cool community. I wish there was more action going on here!

I'm transferring to UCF as a Junior in Spring '06, and I'll be majoring in Science Education - Biology. I'm going to be taking Professional Teaching Practices and Classroom Learning Principles my first semester. What did you all think of these classes? What about the peer teaching-was it difficult? Did you feel prepared? Thanks for the input
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[28 Mar 2005|08:40pm]

hi, I'm interested in transferring to UCF next spring and I was wondering how I should go about this as an elementary education major. I will be taking the education prerequisite courses this fall (EME2040 Intro to education technology, EDG2701 Teaching Diverse Populations, CHD3220 Child growth and development, EDF1005 Intro to Education) and I have already finished my liberal arts requirements. Is that enough to apply to UCF's College of Education and be accepted?
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Attention Education Majors! [17 Mar 2005|11:31pm]

As an introduction to the upcoming Kids Day, Helping Every Little Person welcomes guest speaker, Robin Frisella, the Orange County Public School Teacher of the Year. The event will take place on March 21st at 7:00 pm in the Student Union room 316D. Come on out!

Kids Day Volunteers Needed! [17 Mar 2005|11:30pm]

Need volunteer hours? Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Volunteer at Helping Every Little Person's Kids Day on Saturday, March 26th from 12pm to 4pm at the Lake Claire Pavilion 2. The time to sign up is NOW. Those interested in volunteering can contact Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Gautier at UCFHelp@yahoo.com. Volunteers are needed to do various things such as setting up and cleaning up, helping run games (water games, a bounce house, an inflatable maze, a book station to donate books, a photo station for the kids to have their pictures taken and printed, an Easter egg hunt…), and helping distribute food/prizes (pizza, cookies, drinks, popcorn...). So get out there and H.E.L.P.!

i need help.... [15 Mar 2005|10:30pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

I'm working on my service learning poster for EDG4323...
I am wondering what kind of things did you all put on your posters? Information wise that is...


[01 Mar 2005|05:39pm]

Hey Everyone,

I'm currently an English Language Arts Education major at UCF and am ready to start taking my Education classes. I have to take EDF 2005, EME 2040 and EDG 2701. I heard that EDF and EDG both have a required component and I was wondering what that was exactly? If it's service hours in a school setting then will this be impossible considering that I don't have a car? And would it be possible for me to take both of those classes at the same time and have the hours satisfy both requirements? Or is the field component something completely different? Any answers would be greatly appreciated! :)
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Newbie... [26 Dec 2004|12:02am]

I just joined a few minutes ago, but wanted to say hi and all. I am planning to take EDF4603 (Anlysis of Critical Issues in Education) with a Dr.A.Munroe...Anyone ever take this class or prof?

Also taking a professional teaching practices class.... Anyone take this and have comments on it..

heather :)

[05 Dec 2004|02:22pm]

Hey all!

I was wondering if anyone here is going for their MA in Early Childhood Education here?


[10 Nov 2004|04:34pm]

Hi. I just recently joined this community and I wanted to introduce myself/ask a question. *hehe* Anyway, my name is Kelly and I recently changed my major to Elementary Ed. at UCF and I was wondering if anyone here has taken MAE 2801 (w/Dixon) and/or HLP 4722 and what is expected in those classes. Just so I'm not completely lost next semester, especially with the HLP 4722 class. Thanks in advance. :)
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[20 Jul 2004|11:57pm]

Hey all!

I have decided to start a new community dedicated to education in Florida.


This is a great community where we can discuss Florida school districts, FCAT, or anything else related to ALL levels of education in Florida!

Also, it would be a great place to discuss UCF's teacher ed programs versus other ones in the state!

Please join!

(x-posted to teaching, elem_ed and some other FL communities)

Help Name My Teddy Bear! [13 Jul 2004|04:03pm]

[ mood | excited ]

First, I'll introduce myself for those who don't know or have only ever seen me post this.

I'm Allison, 24-years old, graduated from the University of Central FL with a BS in Elem. Ed. and have been hired to teach first grade starting Aug. 2nd.

I received from my "mommy Broadway" (aka sbroadway's mom; I hope she does not mind this reference, as I'm only being cute and funny here) a HUGE teddy bear that is "supposed to wear a school shirt and take the place of an absent boy/girl" in my class. I also got a basket with picture frames, pins, and a teacher's journal -- how'd she know I'd need one of those???? ;-)

The teddy bear needs a name...something I'm told that should be difficult to pronounce. So...any suggestions?? (portions of this post will be/have been cross-posted).

Has anyone ever done anything like this? What other suggestions do you have for a first-year teacher in first grade?? I'll offer my ideas as well! These teaching communities on LJ are the BEST!

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hello :) [04 Jul 2004|11:02am]

[ mood | awake ]

hey everyone! I'm so glad I found this! I'm a beginning education major at UCF and I'm just a little nervous. This summer I'm acting somewhat as a 'governess' this summer. Teaching/caring for two 4 and 5 yr old little boys. It's a lot of fun teaching letters, numbers, shapes..etc. But I'm not sure if I want to do that for the rest of my life. I'm good at it, we're making a *lot* of progress... but I'm still drawn to teaching humanities or english classes.

any suggestions or comments?


Kindergarten Job Interview [07 Jun 2004|04:54pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

A position opened up on Friday (Kindergarten) at Bonneville (this is where I did my junior internship; grades 2 & 4). I jumped right on it and selected it for my portfolio, not to mention personally emailing and leaving a voicemail for the principal. He'll be setting up interviews this week...my ONLY concern is, I don't yet have experience working with kindergarteners, so I'm sure they'd be a lil' nervous having me do that my first year...how in the WORLD do I make it seem like I'm up for the challenge??? (even as a "first-year" teacher)...

I'm worried what kinds of questions he may ask and/or what I should say?? Any suggestions? Former/similar interview experience(s) here?



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