Many of you obviously know I'm attending classes but most of you don't know what I do during the rest of the week. I may not be working full time but I'm keeping on my toes. Here is the 411 on what I do all week.
Monday - I take Emily to daycare then come home to read. At 11:00 I head over to Malisa's classroom to work with a little boy who is a struggling reader (he is also data for my Wednesday class). Next, I head over to the food court at our local mall where I become a participant observer in an ethnographic research project I'm doing for a Thursday class (I'm a participant because I eat lunch there. After I'm at the food court for an hour, I go home and write up my reflections on Malisa's class and my field notes on my observations of the food court. I read and do other pieces of homework until I go to bed around 2 am Tuesday morning.
Tuesday - I take Emily to daycare. I drive about 30 miles so I can supervise 4 student teachers. I start the morning by meeting in a small group in the library (research for my Saturday class). I observe them in their classroom until noon when I come home and study the rest of the day. Every other Tuesday I head over to The Center for Inquiry where I observe classrooms and one of my professors.
Wednesday - This is my long day. I teach an 8:30 to 11:00 class. I begin my office hours at 11:30 to 4:00. While in my office, I do homework, read, and read some more. I have class at 4:30 until 7:15. When I get home I eat, play with Emily, say hello to my wife, and read.
Thursday - I take Emily to daycare then come home to study and read. And then I eat lunch and study and read. Then I drive the half-hour commute to class at 4:30 and get out at 7:15. This is my class with all the educational psychologists. I don't like them.
Friday - I like this day. I take Emily to daycare then I come home to study and read. That's all.
Saturday - Do yard work and study and read. I also have class twice a month from 9 till 4:30. It's a long day.
Sunday - Go to church, go to lunch with family, do yard work, study, and read.