Another thread from a different teacher website...

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Pisces_Fish, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I stumbled on this post from teachers.net. I cut and pasted it, which explains all the arrows on each line. I love it because it's so true, isn't it??

    > When you are a student teacher, you think of all the things
    > you will do better than your mentors when you finally get
    > your own classroom.
    >
    > When you are a real teacher, you realize that your student
    > teaching experience was a joke. This realization doesn't take
    > long to set in, either. By mid-September, you will feel like
    > your teaching job has taken over your life and it is the most
    > difficult thing you've ever done and your student teaching
    > experience is a distant memory of another life.
    >
    > By December, you will be so stressed that you wonder if you
    > should quit the profession.
    >
    > By February, you will be on this chat board talking about how
    > you cry all the time and aren't sure if you will make it to
    > May. If you think I'm joking, come back in February and see
    > how many posts like that dominate this board.
    >
    > By April, you will start thinking of the things you could
    > have done better and start considering what you will or will
    > not do next year.
    >
    > In May, you will feel like a survivor.
    >
    > Then in August of your 2nd year, you will be prepared.
    > That's when you'll feel like a teacher.
     
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  3. VANewbie

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    So cute and so true. I love this.
    Going into my 2nd year I def feel like a teacher now.
     
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  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    My student teaching was not a joke. I thought of things I might do DIFFERENTLY than my mentor teacher-not necessarily better. Every teacher has different styles and experiences.
     
  6. KLSSwimmer

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    Oh, this is so true! Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. KLSSwimmer

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    I think I should clarify that my student teaching was a wonderful experience, but you don't truly know about everything that goes into teaching until you step into your OWN classroom.
     
  8. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I've never, and still, don't think I know EVERYTHING about teaching. There is always something new to learn, some new strategy or technique to try out, new students to reach, new curriculum to teach. I'm a life long learner.
     
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    Wow! This is so true. I'm in my second year of teaching, and I finally feel like I know what I'm doing!
     
  10. Cerek

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    As a first-year teacher, I am still firmly in the blissfully ignorant, going-to-make-a-difference phase! :lol:

    Not only am I very fortunate to have a job, it is also a blessing in disguise that I am only part-time. That means I ONLY have to focus on my classes and NOT on all the OTHER work involved with "homeroom duties". Of course, I realize just how much MORE work there is to the job than I am having to do and I want to learn as much of it as possible, because (hopefully) I will be responsible for the whole thing by next year.

    Still, things look good right now. I've started on my lesson plans for the first grading period and I'm excited about finally having my OWN students for the first time tomorrow.

    Of course, we'll see if I still look like this ( :cool: ) in November and December, or if it is more like this ( :dizzy: ).
     
  11. pete2770

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    Hey now, how would this cut out look if it took the first five years into account! There has to be some ultimate cycle that leads to I can't handle this!

    "According to a new study from the National Education Association, a teachers union, half of new U.S. teachers are likely to quit within the first five years because of poor working conditions and low salaries."

    - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/08/AR2006050801344.html

    :p
     
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    I totally agree with you! I think what I mean was that I didn't know all of the components that went into forming a classroom and making lesson plans until I had my own classroom. I am constantly learning as a teacher, and I will always be a perpetual student because I am constantly learning from my students, coworkers, and other teachers. :)
     

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