Saturday, January 21, 2012
Yorktown did not work out as a student teaching position. The teacher there wanted me to observe for four months, with no teaching. I spent a week going through three schools, trying to find an alternate placement. It was stressful and frustrating. I am finally at Bishop McNamara High School, a Catholic school in Prince George's County, MD. I will be student teaching in theatre with the wife of one of my teachers at Catholic. It's been a long and winding road to find a placement, but I do feel that this one will work out.
Monday, January 9, 2012
This is a year of great learning, as I spent the fall semester having the adventure of a lifetime abroad, and returned to student teach. It was a difficult financial decision, as it means a full school year without work, but hopefully the choice will pay off. After many months and much confusion surrounding possibilities of student teaching I have received a placement at Yorktown High School, in Arlington, VA. I will be student teaching with Carol Cadby, who I met several times at workshops she presented at Catholic. I am anxious to begin my student teaching, a little nervous about the semester, and at the same time, eagerly looking forward to May when I am finally finished with schooling, and can begin an actual career teaching on my own.