me & my uke


OK guys, fill me in.  what do you mean “interns”.  My knowledge is of the UK, Canada and Australian systems of teacher education, and we have teacher trainig placements, which is part of your teacher education, so you don’t get paid for it (usually).  There’s also the kind of student-teachers / trainee-teachers who do get paid through (problematic) programs like “Teach First” in the UK.  But both these kind of programs are on the way towards accreditation (teacher degree).  I guess you could call a student-teacher an “intern” but i mean, i think that language is problematic.

Someone (@ sopaltenbass ) in the notes said they have interns at their school, who refuse to do teacher training (?!) but are paid (!?!)… so like, are they teaching assistants???  which are different.  teaching assistants are a real thing.  what do you mean, refuse to do their training??  no snark intended, i’m honestly confused and curious.

thanks in advance for the replies!

EDIT/UPDATE: i’ll be responding to some of the notes in the notes (the handle is “phd-teacher”, not iamyourteacher because that’s my primary account, stupid tumblr), so i might have responded to something you said!


Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.