Student Teaching and other Time Takers

I’m down to one post a week? That is just sad! I am a pathetic excuse for a blogger! I almost feel guilty…

For the past four weeks I have gone back to middle school. No, I haven’t forgotten remedial math. I have taken up my internship in the Bellevue School District as a student teacher for the 2007-08 school year. What does that mean? Well it means that I get up early and go to bed late. This is especially true now that I also have classes on top of school. Does that mean I have no spare time? No, not really, but I have just been pretty tired and haven’t been focusing my energy on blogging. So what have my last four weeks looked like, you ask? I have been working with two mentors who have been extremely helpful and encouraging of my role in the classroom. I have been mostly in the 8th grade physics classes there (and one 7th grade integrated science). I have been helping students in their labs and I have started taking over a number of the class warmups. In the next few weeks I will be picking up my first class that I will have for the entire year. It is pretty exciting and scary at the same time. It has been great building relationships with the students and easing into more substantial responsibilities. What I am not looking forward to is writing full lesson plans for every lesson… no teacher ever actually does that and it will just be tiring to write them all the time with everything else I have to do as well.

Really, it all comes down to getting into a routine. I need to get into a routine of sleeping better (the going to bed at 1 and waking up at 5:30 doesn’t really feel too good after a few days. I need to get in the routine of going classwork. I need to get in the routine of living in community again. It’s all good stuff. The stuff that takes me out of routine is also good stuff. I think it is a matter of finding balance. But I do so love the non-routine things!

Well, it is already past 11… how about that for routine?

Categories: Daily Life
  1. October 2nd, 2007 at 00:02 | #1
  2. salmypal
    October 3rd, 2007 at 17:29 | #2

    You look kinda teacherish in that classroom Mr. Jones! Are you liking the teaching part of it, being up in front and molding young minds, filling their heads with all sorts of physics nonsense? You know, stuff they won’t be able to recall once the test has been taken. :)

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