I feel like I’m being pulled in a hundred and one directions with this new teaching experience. It’s like student teaching in many ways. Again, although I’m new, no one else around me is, which makes navigating and getting things straight a little interesting. The difference is that at least as a student teacher I felt like people were looking out for me, now I’m not so sure. But, it is nice to be back in the swing of things again.
It’s hard not to miss my student teaching placement and fall into drawing comparisons. I now realize every school is organized so differently and that you can’t really know that until you’re knee deep in it. And I have yet to figure out how this schedule works! Reading, writing, writing, reading…I thought those two things went together. How can you teach writing separate from reading? My solution: you don’t. We’ll see how that goes.