Monday, August 20, 2012
Expect The Unexpected
One aspect of being a great teacher is to expect the unexpected. On Friday, I was not prepared to expect the unexpected. Friday was the day that all Student Teachers were supposed to have placements in elementary schools and meet their Supervisors. I was informed that I did not have a placement yet, which came as a surprise to me. I did not expect to be one of the few left who did not have a placement. This weekend, I mulled over it way too much. My mind was so clouded with fear and doubt, about not receiving a placement, that it was hard for me to concentrate on my GACE test. I waited to hear news all weekend, but there still has not been any changes. As my fellow Student Teachers began their first day of field experience, this morning, I was sitting and waiting for someone to call or email me with an update. I went, in person, to the Placement Office to find out more details about my situation. The director reassured me that I will have a placement very soon but that it might take another week before it can be confirmed. I am really anxious to know where I will be! I am excited to find out my school and grade level because I have a lot of materials and activities planned! Henceforth, I can officially say I will always expect the unexpected!