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Here is my reflection on my Community Based Unit of Instruction!! ENJOY! Such a fun time learning about Honeybees and their impacts on our lives!

Hello all,

Here is a link to go check out my personal blog about my Student Teaching experience and the few short months leading up to it.

https://gallopingintoaged.blogspot.com/

Any advice that I can give is get all the "extra" assignments out of the way. Once you are in full on teaching mode you will not have time to do much of anything else. Teaching becomes who you are and what you do. You will constantly be working on lessons, grading, creating tests, looking over notes, answering questions. It will feel like it is never ending but, really time will just be flying by your eyes without being seen. Time will feel so long but there will never be enough hours in a day to keep up. At least this is how I felt. I did enjoy some of my experience the students could be difficult most days but, we had to keep up with the checks and balances. My reflection is to not blink. Its just like the Kenny Chesney song "Life Goes Faster than you think, so don't blink" This statement is oh so true and don't you forget it. Take every moment you can with you. If something makes you laugh, write it down. If you have a lightbulb moment, write it down. If something didn't go as planed, move on or go back and try to make the students understand but, do not.... DO NOT harp on it. If something made you mad, if your frustrated, upset, angry, forget it. These emotions will not help you, unless it is motivation you seek then getting angry may get you there.

I'll be honest teaching is not where my heart remains however, I did learn MANY things throughout this journey that will help me in the real world and have even opened my eyes to some other career paths I may not have originally thought of.

 

Best of luck to any of you who have read this! Keep your head up and keep smiling.

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