Hi everyone! So.. student teaching is six months away, but I'm somehow already really excited and/or nervous about it. All of my professors have warned us repeatedly that it's not exactly a picnic, and the speculation of my peers hasn't exactly bolstered my confidence. x.X I suppose my question is this: How would you describe your student teaching experience? What types of things did you do to prepare? What helped you, and what harmed you? Did you find it as difficult as your teachers predicted? I've been using what little free-time I have to plan out lessons that I think are essential for every student in writing and speaking, but I'm worried that I won't be able to use them. Sure, I'm using ideas from Marzano, Noden, and Smagorinsky, but.. what if they don't conform to what my supervising teacher expects/likes/wants? So many questions! =) Thank you for reading; I do appreciate your time.