Hey everyone, this is Mike Swartwood and I am just now finishing up my last week of student teaching here at Bellwood-Antis High School. Over the past 15 weeks I was under the supervision of Mr. Matt Webreck. Thinking back, it has been much longer that 15 weeks! We started this crazy, fun, and exciting adventure about a year ago whenever we decided where we wanted to student teach! I thought that they were crazy having us pick our cooperating centers a year in advanced, but I am so glad that they did; I have gotten to know the students, Mr. Webreck, and the community so well! If you want to read more about my adventure through these past 15 weeks, here is the link to my blog! http://buildingfutureswithmike.blogspot.com/
The thing I am most proud of though is the feeling that I get whenever students say that they are going to miss me and that it wont be the same here without me! I think that I connected with a lot of the students and I can only hope that I impacted one of their lives! There were times before student teaching where I was unsure if I wanted to teach... this experience sealed the deal for me. I really do
Overall, I cannot imagine spending this last semester of college anywhere else than Bellwood-Antis! I had an amazing time and learned more than I thought possible from Mr. Webreck! I cannot wait to keep in touch!