Into the Garden
My first week of student teaching has been crazy but a lot of fun. I hope to have more time for catching up with you all next week but until then, I'd just like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Oh, I'm so glad you're enjoying the teaching! You must tell us more...
glad you are enjoying it and would LOVE---whenever it works for you---a post about your experiences!I miss my days working in the class room...
Happy that you are enjoying teaching! Can't wait to hear more about it! :)
Like the commenters before me, I'd also enjoy hearing about the experiences. When you can catch your breath!
How exciting to be teaching 4th graders! Can't wait to hear all about your class.
Okay...here's some teaching advice you asked for!The kids will size you up right off. (As in "What can I get away with!") As much as you want them to like you - you need to be the hard nose right off. It's so easy to want to be thier friend that you worry about that more than anything else. But as long as you smile- and are approachable - they'll like you! As hard as it is - the first time a kid steps over a boundary you've layed - even if it's just raising their hand - you HAVE to call them on it. Because the others are always watching to see if you mean what you say. Once they know you mean business - the classroom management will be very easy. And in spite of it - they will still adore you! Keep us posted how it goes! And try to take a classroom managemnt course asap if it's in your course work. It will help tons. (I have a great book on it that I'll dig out and give you the name and author. It's awesome!)
Glad your first week went well. I'm looking to the stories you will have to tell. Yes, that is me on the Prayerfully Yours site. You are so sweet. I had some pictures taken with certain family members that I hope to compare to prior years pictures to see if I can tell a difference.
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