Thursday, May 24, 2012
I believe in miracles and yesterday was a mighty miracle. I had to take two Praxis exams before I would be allowed to teach in Arizona. Up until January all I had ever heard about the Praxis was that it is a ridiculously hard exam that people take repeatedly before they are finally able to pass it. Since my assignment in Teach for America is secondary math I had to take the Mathematics Content Knowledge exam. For the second exam I was told to take Physics Content Knowledge. I'm still not exactly sure why I was assigned that subject, but oh well. I took the math exam back in March, but was really nervous for the Physics exam, which was at the end of April. Halfway through the test I completely zoned out and started thinking about what I wanted to do for my birthday, what we should do the next weekend when Rachel was in town, and pretty much anything else I could think of that was not related to Physics. The test was not going well and I had given up. A couple days later I signed up for the next Praxis exam that was available because I was 99.9% sure I failed. Well, that 0.1% chance pulled through. Scores were released yesterday and I passed! I'm going to be a teacher! Yahoo!!!!