I’m turning in my magnificent portfolio tomorrow (and it’s nowhere near done), but I am realizing more and more how much I really learned- a WHOLE lot. Student teaching is such an efficient way to both introduce a student to the teaching world, and it’s a great cumulative way for the student’s certifying school to see the student put what they’ve learned into practice.
There were so many amazing things I learned and did, and so many methods and tricks of the trade I have yet to use.
Overall I am so thankful for the experience (and for the fact that my cooperating teacher was so nice), and I am quite happy to have finished all that work. Lots of work.
I do feel that it has prepared me in a lot of ways for teaching in my own classroom, so that’s very exciting.
Now it’s time for some graduation parties!