Monday, January 7, 2013

a whole new world.

Today, I start student teaching. 

For the last year and a half, I have been working toward my Masters. Saturday classes, a 60-hour practicum experience, giving up my Friday nights all summer, textbooks, assignments, papers, exams... It all culminates with student teaching. 

Today, I will meet my cooperating teacher. I will see her classroom, learn the name of her students, and meet the first grade team. Tomorrow, the students will return and I will get to meet them for the first time. Want to know something? 


I've been dreaming about this day for the last 18 months. Heck, I've been dreaming about this day for my whole life. God helped me discern my calling. I chose my career. I pursued an education to equip me. I finished it, and I am. finally. here. 

Yes, I'm excited. I'm also anxious, nervous, and kind of scared. The fear of the unknown is just that, a fear. I don't know what I'm walking into, I don't know what the students will be like, I don't know how they will respond to having another adult in their classroom, I don't know how they'll respond to my lessons and my style of instruction. 

But mostly, I'm excited! 

1 comment:

  1. I have no doubt that you will be awesome! May blessings abound on you & the kiddos!