Fifteen weeks ago I was nervous, scared and thinking that I wasn't ready for student teaching and even that maybe this wasn't the major for me. I drove north to Conneaut with tears in my eyes because I didn't think I could do it. Well today I drove south to Mt. Chestnut with tears in my eyes because I did not want to leave. I will never forget the impact the teachers and students at CASH had on me. I now have a new perspecitve, a new respect and a renewed passion for Agriculture Education. My student teaching internship at Conneaut Area Senior High was more than I could ever ask for! I feel blessed that I was paired with such an amazing cooperating teacher at a great cooperating center with incredible students.
During my time at CASH I taught Agriculture Education 1, 2, 3/4 and an agriscience class and I was able to interact with 98 different students on a daily basis. I taught a varitey of subjects including plant science, soils, animal science, welding, woodworking and FFA knowledge. This experience not only gave me a stronger understanding of these subjects, it helped me become a better teacher and a better person. I was unsure what I really wanted to do in life when I began student teaching and honestly I'm still not sure but now I know that whereever I end up there are three things I want.
I want to impact the lives of students, I want to share my passion for agriculture and I want to do what makes me happy!
I am thankful for all of the lessons, FFA opportunities and school activities made this experience so great but im most grateful for the people I met. The students, teachers, administration and community of Conneaut Area Senior High will always hold a special place in my heart. Ms Aurand was an awesome cooperating teacher who taught me so much about what it takes to be not only a great teacher but FFA Advisor as well. The students welcomed me with open arms and were great to have in class.
As a look back on the past fifteen weeks I am proud of what I have acomplished, i'm excited for whatever the future holds but overall I am sad to leave CASH! I know it's not goodbye, but rather a see you later!