I need a bit of advice on the etiquette for requesting a recommendation from my former field instructor. I'm sure this sounds completely silly, but I always overthink (and unnecessarily stress myself out about) this kind of thing, so any advice would be very appreciated! Though I've been told it's always better to ask for a recommendation in person, I need to do it via email, as I completed my teaching program two years ago (and thus no longer see my field instructor). I'm also not actually asking for anything too involved from her: the recommendation form is literally nothing more than four boxes to check off and a section for contact information. Still, I'm not really sure how to begin my email, as we sort of fell out of regular contact after my student teaching ended (and I feel bad about it! - she was great). I'm also not sure if I should attach the recommendation form in my initial email request or if I should wait for her to agree before I send it. I know I'm probably worrying over nothing here, but any input would be wonderful. Thank you!