Friday, February 5, 2010

Less watching, more doing.

I am forever struggling to get things done.

I never used to be.  (OK, well, I did, but no where near as badly)

Now I know why.

Tonight I was babysitting for Rob and Clare.  I worked all evening on my planning, both last weeks *ahem* and this weeks, *yay* .  I also found time to clean their kitchen and wash up for them.

They don't have a tv.  They do have internet, which I used only on school sites because I didn't want to use up their download stuff, but I got done in about 2 hours of working, with 3x 15 mins in the kitchen in there as well.

I've had tv on a lot since Rich died.  I'm like one of those old ladies who "has it for the company" and it is nice I suppose sometimes.  Often though, I get to the end of an evening, and suddenly realise that I've done nothing all evening, because I've had the tv on.

Food for thought, methinks.

In other news...... I posted my application.  Oh yeah!

Decision made....

.... forms filled in.

I am sending off my application today for my Post-Graduate Certificate in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 

In a couple of years, hopefully sooner, I'll do the SENCO PostGrad. (And it'll be easier to get a SENCO job because I'll have the PostGrad in SEBD)

A couple of years after that I'll do the Complex Needs Post Grad.

Then the Uni will add them all together and award me my Masters in Education.

How cool will that be.  I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  I know what I want to do, and I know it's going to be a LOT of work (they don't just hand out degrees either though, although I know the She-Ex thought I hadn't had to work for my degree at all!) but it is learning for the joy of learning, as well as learning for a purpose.

The LEA will hopefully fund this years course.
The SENCO is funded by the LEA when I get a SENCO post.
The last one will be funded by me.

I will have to fund all books and stationary and so on this year.  I'll manage though. 

I'm excited.