"Phases of the First Year Teacher" Comic Strip

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Peachyness, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Peachyness

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    I'm going through my webcomic that I started a while ago, cleaning up the website, and I found this old comic strip. Figured I'd share it seeing as how some schools are starting up soon. :D

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  3. mkate

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    Love it! Loved clicking around the site and reading more, too! Do you mind if I link to your site? Are you going to be adding new comics?
     
  4. Peachyness

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    Thanks! Of course you can link to it all you'd like. :)
    I do plan to get back into it. My goal for tonight was to do some "cleaning". Tomorrow I will begin on my new comic.
     
  5. chebrutta

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    Oh, the goal book. I still do that :eek:

    Love it, Peachy!
     
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    awesome. :) very creative... i give you an A. :) hehe
     
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    I love it! I'm pretty sure this will be me. Does it count that I'm aware of that?? :lol:
     
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    I love your site!!! Very funny.
     
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    LOL...I like it! I was just reading the one on hair accessories. I have lots of hair and I am always looking for something to put it up with. I have often thought that binder clips might work.....I do however use the pencil/pen method. My students always laugh when they see my hair is held up with a pencil. Sometimes I catch the girls trying to twist their hair up and hold it in place with a pencil. The bonus (as mentioned in your strip) I always have something to write with if I should happen to need it!
     
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    They are all hilarious! :) Thanks for sharing!
     
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    haha! That reminds me more of my student teaching than first year...but I did student teach for a whole year so maybe it was similar. Am I the only one that thinks student teaching was WAY harder than my first year of teaching? Everyone goes on and on about being a first year teacher, but I thought in comparison it was a breeze even though I did have a good student teaching experience. In student teaching, I had to type4-5 page very detailed lesson plans for every single subject/lesson, every day. On top of that, I had to write a 1 page reflection on each invidiual lesson, as well as an overall 1-2 page "journal entry" for how my entire day went. I also had a massive portfolio to complete, a 30 page thesis I had to research for, collect my own data for, and write/revise. I had several chapters a week to read for my night class, although thankfully the professor was pretty easy on us since she knew we were swamped. On top of that, even though I had a good relationship with my co-ops there is always that feeling that everything you do is being watched/judged. My university superivsor came in for weekly observations as well. There was also the added stress of knowing what kind of job market I was entering in and getting together all my things for resumes/applications, etc. and knowing how slim my chances of getting a full time job were. My first year teaching, I finally got to just teach! I definitely felt like I had a lot less work/stress and more confidence, especially since finally I was just teaching in my own room without someone evaulating my every move!
     
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    Waterfall, I felt the same way. While there was a lot of "hand-holding" during student teaching, there is so much of that extra work that we had to do (night classes, homework, lesson planning, getting graduation stuff taken care of, etc). I also had a pretty good first year. Now, my second year is a different story. :D
     
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    This is me EVERY year! :)
     
  14. TamiJ

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    That's really cute...
     
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    Ditto! Especially this year, since I'll be at a new school.:dizzy:
     
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    I haven't left Phase 1 yet... and this is year 8. Hahaha, just kidding. I really liked this comic. :)
     
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    So True. But I don't think phase 4 exists anymore because that is the time of year that extra prep for state testing happens.
     

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