Hello all, I am a student teacher in Texas teaching 3rd grade math. I never liked math, and would've never considered it before this placement, but it's worked out alright so far and has pushed me! I am going into my 9th week, and have taken over one class a day, on all my formal observations from my supervisor, I have gotten exceptionally high scores, and my mentor teacher gives me feedback such as "work on classroom management," stuff that is typical for student teachers. What I am worried about is that I am not teaching well. I did a lesson yesterday and today they took a quiz over it and failed. It was a tough topic to cover and we only spent a day on it, but I felt like I taught it poorly. This happened one other time when i was about 4 weeks into my placement, I taught every class for the whole week (alone) and the students ended up failing the topic we spent a whole week on. Is this normal for student teachers? Does it take a bit to develop really solid teaching skills that the students understand? My mentor teacher is young, but is an amazing teacher and makes it all look so easy. I didn't think it would be this hard! Thank you all!