So I get a bomb dropped on me today that I will have a student teacher shadowing me January through April. My P said this was a good thing because my observation went so well an that the steudnet teacher can lear a lot from me. I come off extroverted becasue I am friendly but honesty, I pretty introverted and the wording of "where you go, she goes" has me freaking out. I have a coteach sped teacher daily and occasionally get a coteacher for modeled lessons. These are experienced, certified teachers so I'm comfortable. When we plan as a content team, we plan for the following went then go off and tweak it with our own style. I don't work with anyone hovering over me. I'm a loner in my processing becasue when others are around I get very little done because I'm focusing on them or a conversation starts and such. With STAAR season starting in January, a behavior issue/talking bunch of academically low students. I'm ready anticipating regression central come January since I've seen seeing a LOT of it just with the week off for Thanksgiving so 2 weeks can only be worse and honestly, testing season gets me stressed out as is and I feel like I'm going to be stressed even more having a student teacher in my room. It's like when I have a PD on campus and I'm still in my classroom grabbing stuff and my sub walks in. I have extremely detailed lesson plans and the sub is still needing to be walked through every little thing. How is this positive for me? I could just be focusing on the negative but it had me stressed all day. I searched her and found a thread from years ago with posters saying 'Oh my supervising teacher was SO welcoming! She had me a whole binder, etc" so I'm spending my Christmas break making stuff and creating a binder for my ST? How is this non-stressful and a good thing? She starts the day we come back for PD. She'll be in my P's words "with me everywhere when I go she goes...planning, PLC, etc". I know nothing on how this is to look, I wasn't asked it about it. I'm in my 3rd year of teaching. This groups is just as mentally exhausting as my autism class when I taught sped. I STILL have days where I sit in my room on my planning with my head down for a few minutes and cry and wig out then get my crap together and do what I need to do. I walk around my room talking to myself, talking out what needs to be done and what I need from this student and that and I don't want to be judged for being I still need to do that but here's someone encroaching on my space. The ideas seems claustrophobic for me. My P says to just be me becasue what I do I working but she doesn't see all. I handle more behavior stuff on my own than she knows because I won't have them thinking I need to call the office for every hissy fit like many do. My partner teacher and I both do this. We seem strong but we handle more stuff "in house" than they realize. I feel like I can't say no even though my said if I'm not okay with it she can be moved to a different teacher but I don't feel that's true. Am I freaking out over nothing? Is my normal just gone and I need to deal? Will she be on me like white on rice where I feel like I can't breath because I get up and she's following me around the building?