Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Final Placement Begins!

Today is the first day of my last block of my practical teaching placement.  Over the next four weeks, I will be working under the guidance of two different host teachers in their respective classrooms.

I'm really looking forward to heading back out into a high school.  Last semester we had a six week block and, while it was very hard and time consuming, it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed teaching.

On the eve of practicum last semester, I remember my biggest worry being, "What will I wear?" This may seem like a really trivial and vain thing to think, but I was nervous to go out into a school.  I would only be there for a brief time and I would be using someone else's classroom and supplies.  I wanted to make sure I made a good impression.  The only thing I felt like I had control over at the start was my wardrobe.

Now, as I'm back in the same school again, my wardrobe is not my main concern, though I still had jitters the night before.  What will my classes be like?  What will the students be like?  What material will I get to cover? How will I choose to teach it?

So much excitement!  I am looking forward to the next couple of weeks and am anxious to see what's in store.  No matter what, I'm sure it will be a wondrous learning opportunity!

1 comment:

Cecelia said...

I hope you do well in your practical teaching placement! Sounds like you'll do just fine!

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Let me know if you're interested.

How's the weather in your area and how are you doing? We've had some snow in my area lately. Schools were closed today and they have a 2-hour delay tomorrow. My blood pressure's been quite high because of my day job, but, hopefully, the stress level will decrease soon! I hope you've been in good health.