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Lesson Plans

Student teaching

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SBWellman (SBWellman)
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 19:18:43 EDT

I also have two mentor teachers, one at the elementary level and one at the
middle school level (both part time each week). About 3 weeks into my student
teaching, my elem. teacher had to take a day off for a workshop. There was
going to be a substitute who would be able to teach a sub lesson, but I was
free to try and do it myself.

I decided to go for it. I taught 3 out of the 4 classes that day. The
instant I opened my mouth to give the directions for that first class, I knew
that this was where I belonged. I was almost in shock because the words came
so naturally. I know that part of it was knowing my lesson, but there was
something more.

I didn't have to student teach at both levels and now I am happy I did. It
gives me much more experience than I would have gotten otherwise. And I had
the opportunity to view two very talented and dedicated people with two
totally different approaches to teaching, but in many important ways they were
very similar. They
each loved what they were doing and had an endless amount of enthusiasm for

What wonderful role models!!! I hope you have the same experience.


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