We left this out of our methods courses. This may sound like a given, but I think that my mindset could have been better focused to this transition into student teaching:
Never choose a group of students over another.
I caught myself almost trying to make an excuse that I chose to prep for one class over another… and I realized the disaster in that thought track early on, thankfully. Now, on top of my two most-used folders for planning the rest of my student teaching experience I have this as a reminder:
(And when I see that, I think, in an Ahhnold! voice: Stop Whining!)