Morning Friend and Friends,
So sorry I’m a bit late, but I needed to wait and digest a bit.
I have been supervising student teachers since I stopped teaching full-time and I’ve had amazing student teachers and then of course, the challenges :) Right now I’m in one of those challenging experiences and I am still loving it because I keep growing too.
One side bonus is the adventure of meeting and working with cooperating teachers in schools I have never visited.
My current student teacher is in his second placement at a private school on top of a mountain overlooking the Hudson River. WOW, what a gorgeous spot and how crazy, I didn’t bring my camera. Next time, I promise.
My student teacher is an undergrad from Korea, so English is his second language like at least 50% of the students who attend this school. So here, all teachers have to be ESL teachers no matter what their subject. My guy suffered through his first placement at a traditional high school, working with an excellent teacher teaching 11th grade juniors. Now in a school with smaller classes, working with students who are very much like him, he is still challenged.
Conclusion: teaching is tough no matter what and who you get to teach.
For me, even though one semester is too short for a student teaching experience, I love moving along with the new teachers who fall into my lap :)