Of course the guest was me.
Books in hand, I took my place at the front of the room and stared at the eager faces of 30 kindergartners. Suddenly, it was as if I had not missed a day of the past ten years in a classroom. The Master teacher in me took over, and I read the three books with expression, tilting them in just the right angle so all the children could see the pictures.
I asked questions in the appropriate places and complimented my rapt audience on their good manners and listening ears. Honestly? I had a blast, and it was just one of the many times I actually miss being in the classroom.
I was an elementary school teacher for 8 years before working in administration for a year and a half. When I became pregnant with my twins, and learned one would be born with a cleft lip and palate, I knew without question I would stay home with them. I haven't regretted a day of the past ten years being at home with them.
But, looking ahead, I think maybe I will return to the classroom someday (after all, college for four boys isn't cheap, amiright?). Since my teaching certificate has long since expired, I am taking classes at our local university to renew it. Did you know that one graduate class at a public university is over $1,000?? Ouch.
Throw in a book that the bookstore wants to charge me $126 for and it's a huge expense just to renew a piece of paper saying that I can teach. But, it's a hoop I have to jump through, unfortunately.
You know what is making it easier for me? CampusBookRentals. After the initial sticker shock of the book I would need for my current class, I checked out CampusBookRentals. The price was way less to rent the book, and $4 less than other book rental sites. Score!
The site is super easy to use - just plug in the name or ISBN number of the book or even just a keyword and voila! Start saving! If you are thinking of taking classes or know a current college student, CampusBookRentals can save you a lot of money. Here are some other benefits:
- save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- free shipping both ways
- can highlight in the textbooks
- flexible renting periods
- 21-day risk-free return period (you know, if you change your mind)
- no sign-up fees
- live customer support
One more great thing about CampusBookRentals: they know that being a college student is expensive, so they offer a RentBack program. RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own to other students, which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! Sounds pretty great, right? Check out the video for more info:
Going back to school doesn't have to be difficult or expensive, no siree, not for me. Not with a little help from CampusBookRentals and RentBack.
This was a sponsored post, but all opinions were definitely my own!