As most are wrapping up (or already have wrapped up) the last few days/weeks of school, I’m gearing up to take an online course that starts next week. Exciting! I need a few more credits this summer to renew my Indiana State Teaching License in time for the next/upcoming school year, and so I’ve signed up with the University of Phoenix Online. The main course I’m taking is on Classroom Management. We’ll be studying and discussing various classroom management models and examining them for pros and cons. By the end of the class (3 weeks long) we’ll put together a short paper on our ideal classroom management model, hopefully containing bits and pieces from the various models we examined along the way. That’s the idea anyway. It sounds really interesting and will be a great refresher course for me before I head back to teaching in Indiana. It also means I have to study and write a formal paper that includes a title page, table of contents, and bibliography. Scary! It’s been 4 years since I’ve had to do anything that formal for school, when I took some courses back in 2005 (also) towards license renewal. Wish me luck!