Don’t get me wrong, I’m very pleased with the quality of the education I recieced while at UWEC, but the more time I spend student teaching the more things I learn.
Here are a few of the highlights:
1. You will always get excited for snow days.
2. Thank your parents for the little things, like clean clothes, meals, and enforcing your bedtime.
3. If you have a spare moment, use it to go to the bathroom. Trust me, when a student has a blow up during your prep time, you’ll be glad you did.
4. Despite what everyone says, middle schoolers are pretty much the same as when I was in middle school (they just have cell phones and iPods now).
5. The teacher’s lounge can be great, but it also can be a breeding ground for negitivity. It sometimes is best to avoid it when having a bad day.
6. While your students will take out bad moods on you, it doesn’t work the other way around.
7. Field trips are no longer fun.
8. Never EVER mess with a general ed teacher’s prep time ( which is in stark contrast to most special ed teachers who are just excited when they have a spare 5 minutes to pee.
9. Even when you’re in the worst mood ever, one of your students will say something that makes you laugh.
10. No matter how much you fight it and deny it, the world of education will make you a morning person.
11. Between students, their parents, and coworkers, you can count on having good stories to share.
12. Take the rubber band away from the student right away, nothing good will come from letting the student hang onto it.
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