I'm 3 weeks into my student teaching now at a high school. I am supposed to be taking over all my cooperating teacher's classes and actually start teaching, but I am not even close to being prepared yet. I'm a few weeks behind on my own assignments for my educator's program, and my cooperating teacher is telling me to do things last minute with very little-to-no time to prep. I am full time at school 7:00am to sometimes after 3pm. When I get home, I spend nearly 3 hours trying to complete my assignments for my educator's program, then nearly 4+ hours trying to find and gather relevant material for what I will be teaching in CT's classroom which isn't easy. I am trying to create powerpoint slides to use as visual lectures, that alone takes nearly 4+ hours to gather up relevant information. It's currently 12 (midnight right now) still trying to gather material to teach for tomorrow. Before my student teaching began, I spoke to my CT, she told me to begin with evolution. So I did. Spend a month coming up with stuff for evolution, got all ready. Then, first day of student teaching, she is covering DNA/RNA...nowhere even near evolution. So CT tells me to start prepping for Mendelian genetics. So I am, now she's changing it up saying she already covered so and so and to do this and that instead. Now this morning, she told me that tomorrow she wants me to take over her earth science class on bioremediation. I don't even know bioremediation! I'm am very discouraged and regret student teaching at the high school. I already told my CT as well as my program coordinator, but no one is understanding what level of stress I am under right now! I'm only one human. I can't do all things at once especially in so little time! Can someone please help me here?!