So I made it to year 2. I can’t say it was easy, and it actually did look like I wouldn’t at some point. It was mainly about me missing retakes due to bureaucratic-faults and not handing in one piece of work in time.
Anyway, the last bit of the year was hard work, my last post was in March, and since then I discovered some new difficulties with studying I had to solve, was lacking seriously with keeping my portfolio up to date and had difficulty with keeping up with the coming exams. But I managed to fix my portfolio and got most of the exams in the end, I got enough points to pass the year. I did however fail my retakes for linear algebra, vector-geometry, 3d-geometry(actually I had the wrong time in my calendar) and maybe ABV(it’s about pupils growing up and how to manage classes). ABV is one of those bureaucratic horrors, I tried to sign up for the retake, but they couldn’t tell me when it was or where I could sign up. After the fact someone managed to tell me that the date was somewhere in a letter we once got and on the website, somewhere. Still leaves the fact we couldn’t sign up… Hopefully this does get solved somehow, because doing the subject all-over again is a lot of work.
So the last bit was stressy, but I made it. My summer-vacation was great, but also a different story, I did go sailing with some teachers of my internship school of that year, which was loads of fun (and of-course very educational :).
Year 2 has just started and I’ve had 2 days of school, both of which where loads of fun. On mondays I have I ‘vakdidactiek’ (which about how to teach mathematics) and probabilities, the last subject is quite horrid in my eyes, but I really like vakdidactiek, it’s the core of teaching in a way. Tuesdays is horribly long, I start at 8.30 and the day ends at 20.45. I do have 2 breaks, one of 50min and one of 1h45m which does mean I can have lunch and dinner in between, also most teachers don’t seem to mind eating in class. I have again probabilities that day (twice a week), but also History of Mathematics and Drama (optional subject), which are both just great. I’ve always liked history and find the subject useful for making mathematics interesting to people. Drama I’ve had last year and I discovered love the acting bit in it, this year seems to be even more fun. Besides that the Tuesday has dynamic models, which I’m unsure about.
Wednesdays and Thursdays are reserved for intern-ships, which I’ll follow at the MCO this year, MCO is really around the corner which is nice, but it mainly just looks like a fun school and a place where I can learn a lot. I’ll only have to go one day, so the the other day I’ll probably use for working.
Fridays is more about teaching and dynamic models, it’s like Monday a fairly short day.
I’ve had some doubts in the summer vacation about school, there are after all so much projects to do in life and this binds me for 3 more years, but in the end, it’s just too much fun.