Thursday, January 17, 2013

Back To The Classroom

The last few months have been interesting as I’ve been looking at different career options. One of the things I realized right away was that I missed teaching. But of course the middle of the school year is not the time to look for teaching jobs. A couple of weeks ago though a school I used to teach at found themselves in need of a replacement computer science teacher because of a sudden vacancy.  Long story short earlier this week I accepted a semester replacement position at Bishop Guertin High School.

I start later this month and will be teaching a Visual Basic course, a C# course and a couple of sections of Basic Applications/Microsoft Office. I’m pretty excited about this. Over the last few years I have had the chance to meet and learn from a lot of outstanding teachers all over the country. It’s given me a lot of ideas and I am going to try and put many of them into practice.

With any luck at all this will give me a chance to report on some of what works and what doesn’t work for me is some future blog posts. It’s too early to tell how this work will impact blogging other wise but I will do my best to continue to share when I have something worth saying.

4 comments:

Carl Gaines, Jr. said...

Good Luck! Anything you need feel free to ask!
Carl

Alfred Thompson said...

Thanks Carl. I may be asking a lot of people for help.

Garth said...

Cool. Did you go private on purpose or did you just get lucky? Looks like a great working environment.

Alfred Thompson said...

This really fell into my lap. I taught here before so when they had a sudden opening I was a natural person to approach. I'm not certified for public schools either so that is an issue there.