I haven't posted about me in a while. I have been doing all sorts of stuff. In Fall 2009 I began preparations to get a math teaching credential. It's an enormous bureaucracy to even apply for the program but I got through it. Though they rejected me based on my interview the first time because I lacked teaching experience which made no sense for a number of reasons. So I enrolled anyways and took some corequisite courses in the Spring (courses which can be taken without being in the credential program). Those courses were Foundations Of Secondary Ed and Child Development. Foundations was a good class. Child Dev was not. I interviewed a second time and was accepted for Fall 2010. I won a scholarship for $10000. Unfortunately I ended up deferring my start in the credential program indefinitely. I learned that I would not have been allowed to implement my classroom teaching strategy in public schools because it goes against the bureaucracy. They don't want teachers, they want warm bodies. So I was sad about that. I am distressed at the direction of the public education system. The system is failing horribly and it doesn't know how to change. I feel I could have made a huge difference. I also was not impressed by most of my peers in the two credential classes I took. I would go so far as to say that the majority of my peers were mindless obedients who don't know what or why. Very little independent thought. No passion to learn or excel, only to get the grade and the piece of paper so they can teach according to guidelines given them. It's disturbing to know that my peers are future teachers.