Student teaching has been an amazing, eye-opening experience. I’ve learned so much from my mentor teacher. Invaluable lessons that no amount of time in an education course could have taught me. I’m going to miss working with her, the kids, and most of the teachers and staff. I really can’t say enough positive things about this experience. It’s been awesome.
Not so awesome? All the million and one additional requirements for English majors due to the university trying to get certified. They’re tedious, menial, and completely unrealistic as far as using them in a classroom goes.
And my last “required” (it’s a substitution for my actual required course & has nothing in common with it) English course…sucks. There’s no other way to put it. The work is pointless. The assignments are tedious. The instructions vague. The professor takes forever to grade and provides no feedback.
I feel like I’m taking “What Not to Do When You’re a Teacher 101.”
If anything, I’ve learned that students will have a very hard time doing work that they can’t find use for or relate to in their own lives.
So yes, total mental block when it comes to this class. It infuriates me.
In other news, I need a makeover. My master bedroom needs a makeover. My kids’ attitude needs a makeover.
More on that another time.