All posts tagged: Student teacher

The Thing About Student Teachers

Every once in a while something happens that makes me think, “Sh*t!  Maybe I should give up on this whole writing thing and just focus on teaching instead.”  Then, without fail, something else will happen— something that makes me think, “Hmmm… maybe I should quit teaching and just focus on writing.” Given that these “things” always seem to happen in pairs (thereby cancelling each other out), I’m trying to ignore them and embrace the fact that I will always write and I will always teach and there’s no point in trying to change that. But yesterday another something happened—teaching-related this time—and I almost lost it right in front of my students. I teach fourteen classes on Mondays and Tuesdays and I have a student teacher for one of them.  I’ve never had a student teacher before so I’ve been trying really hard to make sure it’s a positive and at least semi-productive experience for her but with so many students in the class, I sometimes forget all about my student teacher. Nonetheless, she’s been a …