With my midterm evaluations coming up, I feel I need to update you all before I have to hear from the critical eyes of my cooperating teachers and supervisor.
I wish so much that I could say, “One thing at a time.” Unforunately, there is so much at risk in so many categories. I think this has been the hardest part of the student teaching mentality to grapple with. I want to teach so well, but the rhythm of having to do so much so fast and with such effectiveness. Holy guacamole.
I learned that I love to steal from all different types of sources. I learned that discusing a novel is WAY harder than I could ever observe from the other side of the pupil desk.
Oh, and the reading and writing process is so natural that breaking the steps down can be quite a challenge. Now, writing is a little better for me to control because there is production involveed (checkpoints help a lot). Reading is tremendously difficult to teach, evaluate or even explain; reading comprehension involves so much thought that can not be quantified or qualified without hearing or seeing some production.