February was a busy month for me. Below is a short summary.
I started my practicum teaching for my capstone class this month. I am at Miramar Community College and USD's English Language Academy. The Miramar class is reading, writing, and grammar and the ELA is a speaking class in preparation for the TOEFL.
I also started an Instructional Assistant job at Miramar, which resulted in me having to drop my AVID hours at Del Norte. I am a bit unhappy that I had to leave in the middle of a semester, but Miramar offers a lot more relevance to my future career and is a great opportunity.
I have finished two cycles of 5/3/1 now and am still keeping up with reading in Spanish on LingQ everyday. I did miss two days this past month, but both days were simply because I was too tired to read before bed as I usually do. I'm now up to almost 8,000 words and I am hoping to get to 11,000 by next month.
Perhaps the most important thing I've realized this month is that you do not need to be an expert to write a book as an expert. This may sound contradictory, but it is not. The truth is that writing is what makes you the expert.
Finally, I read 7 books and a host of research articles. The books can be seen on the home page, but are listed here as well: