It is said that teachers, in their first few years of teaching, go through a lot of disillusionment… As work accumulates and the pressure is turned up, we start to feel exhausted, like we are climbing a mountain that just continues to grow…becoming impossible to overcome and see an end. Before our little winter break,… Continue reading Disillusionment
Today was marshmallow lab day! I have been impatiently awaiting this lab because it seems like so much fun! I had certain expectations that were mostly met, but let’s talk about the realization that I made first… When I watch my daughter try to do something and struggle to do it, she doesn’t give up.… Continue reading Don’t marsh my mellow.
I have just recently returned from my time on campus. It was good and I feel like I just keep continuing to grow as a teacher. I missed the classroom though. That is definitely where I feel most comfortable. It’s where I belong. Many of my students were happy to see me, but that have… Continue reading Back into the groove
What do I teach? Well, many would say that I am student teaching 7th grade science…however, they would be wrong. I teach students. What do I mean by that? I mean that I am teaching students and science is only the vessel by which I teach. At the end of the day, it is not… Continue reading What do I teach?
Teachers and students are warriors. What is expected of them is far greater than you could imagine. Through my teacher education program, I am student teaching a from August to May while also taking 12 credit hours of coursework per semester. In case you didn’t know, most graduate students take around 8 credit hours, without… Continue reading So much to do in so little time.
After a lot of frustration and challenges, I was reassured thanks to a student’s kind words today. Today I took small groups aside to work on the pretest that they had missed. It was nice to have them in that ideal small group setting, but it would be impossible if it wasn’t for having two… Continue reading Simply Sweet
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… Continue reading Life presents you with challenges.