This is my third week of student teaching. I’ve been doing mini-lessons up until this point, and my mentor will be absent tomorrow, so I’m in charge for our 80-minute classes. I know what we’re doing and am confident I can teach the lesson (really only twenty minutes of direct instruction and then activities for the rest). I’m just really nervous to be in charge for those classes. The kids seem to respect me and all, but I’m just nervous and am worried I’ll end up having too much time on my hands (even though I did overplan some). Also, there will be a substitute in the room, and it will most likely be other teachers in the building. I’m nervous they’re just going to think I look like an idiot and then tell my teacher that I failed. Ugh.