Hi, all! I have been a lurker on this site for a while, and I finally am posting. Yay! I am a pre-student teacher. Basically, I go into a high school for half a school day and teach my mentor’s morning classes over a six-week period. I only have roughly a week and a half left in the classroom. Overall, my experience has been very positive. The students enjoy having me in the class, and I haven’t had any major issues. I did a lesson today, and my mentor gave me a crash course of it prior to the period in which I presented it. When it came time to present the lesson, I felt as if it did not go well, at all. I just felt really crummy about it. The students seemed that they understood what I was *trying* to do, but I felt that it could’ve been 100x better if I had more time to prepare. My mentor wasn’t in the room, so he isn’t really able to offer critiques about what I should have done. He also usually gives me plenty of time to prepare a lesson, but I felt that today was his way of challenging me, and honestly, I don’t know if I passed. What do you do when you don’t like how a lesson went? I feel bad about it and feel that the students probably think I’m a moron. Part of the process, I guess?