Two weeks of prac are over and do I really have to go back to my real job on Monday?
Please, can I just stay and teach kids?
I was reading some of my older posts in the study category and I may not have mentioned that the degree I am studying in order to change career is to become a Primary (Elementary) School teacher.
My first prac is now done and I really had a great time. The class had its challenges. There were kids who had attitude, kids who had too much energy, kids who struggled with basic reading and maths. I helped out around the class and took some small groups for reading or writing. In the second week I took the whole class for some maths lessons.
By the end of the week, it was clear to me that I really enjoyed it. There was some tough moments, and it’s tough trying to control someone else’s class when they’ve had half a year to build a rapport.
Another thing that was clear was that I HAD ACTUALLY TAUGHT THEM SOMETHING! Even the students who struggled seem to have understood the maths that I had taught them. Very happy with that result.
The written assessments from the two assessors were very positive. Of course there are things to work on, but this is my first prac of four over the two years, I’m not expected to be perfect. Heck, all the teachers made it clear that every year their classes required different management, a different style because the kids are a different collection of personalities.
Do I HAVE to go back to work?