I am on my second placement for student teaching and am in a CTT classroom. I didn't request this and thought that STs would always be placed in a regular classroom. Before this, I was in a 1st grade class with a veteran teacher. I loved working in that grade, it's the grade I would love to teach, and me and my coop. teacher got along great. I always felt comfortable around her, we would make small talk all the time and it was a tough classroom. I had great reviews by my supervisor when I was observed and received all 4s on my evalutaion from my co. teacher. My new class is a CTT classroom, upper grade, which makes me nervous and well I really just love the lower grades. The first days there were akward. It's also weird with the kids too bc they don't really eve notice I'm there and I also have no clue how I'm supposed to learn any of their names. It's like here I come in, after 2 months of school. I don't know much about co-teaching but the way they brake it up is one teacher teachers certain subjects and the other does the rest. Also, while one teacher teachers, the other will leave the room sometimes. I thought the whole point of co-teaching was for both the general and special ed teacher to be there at the same time. I also, for some reason, feel kind of intimidated bc both of these teachers are around my age, maybe only a few years older but both have been teaching for ages so by the time I'm their age I'm lucky if I will have like 3 years under my belt. I'm in the grad. program whereas most student teachers in the school are all in the undergrad. I know student teachers these days come in all ages, I have a few women in my college classes in their 40s and 50s, but for the most part I always think of some 22 year old student teacher. I'm still in my 20s, but late 20s, but everyone thinks I'm younger. It's weird that I felt more comfortable around older teachers and never really was worried about them scruntizing me but I have in my head because these teachers are closer to my age, they're going to do that. These 2 teachers also talk to each other alot throughout the day so sometimes I feel weird like butting into a convo. Any advice?