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!