Today was a good day! Honestly getting through my first year as a teacher in Texas was rough! No lie! I was worried throughout the year that I wasn’t going to get everything done needed for Texas Teachers(50 hours of professional development, internship projects, principal recommendation, etc.). During the school year I had to focus on being a teacher/coach for 3 different sports/get my CDL/help other teachers with IT issues/the list goes on. But trust me, if I can get through it, so can you, no joke.
Getting the 50 hours of professional development wasn’t easy. But with some last minute touches, I got it. Below are some of suggestions on getting through:
- Sign up for at least 30 hours before the end of the 1st semester. Honestly if your try last minute through your district center, it won’t be good for you.
- Talk to your mentor and see if the school offers P.D. through online resources. I finished my last hours with eduhero.org, saved my butt and so did my mentor.
- Make sure you treat your mentor with all love and respect. Some of my lst hours were questionable but because she knew of everything that I had done for the school, she didn’t hesitate on signing off on my hours.
Most importantly, don’t worry. Your school is required to provide a minimum of 30 hours or more, of professional development. And if push comes to shove, your mentor can make some stuff up and sign off on it.