Today I received a good taste of that.
Today my CF was absent and I had a substitute teaching with me. We gave a pre-test and tried to make-up late work with some of the students.
A couple of the periods present me with disciplinary challenges. Without my CF, a few students were quick to push against the envelope to see how much they could get away with. I found out that it only takes one unruly student to make several others become challenging.
After I tried and tried to give the student a chance to change his behavior, I finally had to send him to the office. It was so frustrating for me because I see his potential and he has been very helpful last week — but this week was different and he was different. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to solve his problems and still instruct the rest of the class.
I’m sure that I will run into these obstacles time and time again. I really dislike that I can’t always help those individuals. I did my best, but I still feel like I didn’t do enough.