Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Out of my hands

Tonight was my last regular class. I have a portfolio review and a final next week and several papers still to write. But at least classes are over.

I got my placement for next semester today. The good news is that it's in a suburban middle school, and the bad news is that means that my full-time student teaching will be in an urban high school. Yikes. I've been told that the high schools are usually less chaotic than the middle schools, and that the urban middle school I observed this semester is particularly disorganized and unpleasant. I hope that turns out to be the case because I really and truly got nothing out of the experience.

Frankly, I am disappointed with this placement and what it means for the next one, but it's out of my hands now. I'd hoped to be (and asked to be) placed on my side of town, but even that didn't pan out. I've also heard less than good things about my host teacher. Oh well, what are you going do...


Coffeypot said...

Just go armed!

BerryBird said...

When I saw you had your last class, I was thinkng you'd get a nice long break before classes start up again. But it sounds like you have a ton of work left still. Ugh.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What exactly is the "placement?" Student teaching? How does it differ from "Full time student teaching?" I probably missed or forgot something.

So sorry you didn't get what you wanted! :-(

And sorry about all the work you still have.

There goes my bell, gotta run!

a/k/a Nadine said...

Next semester is my "candidacy" semester. My placement consists of six weeks of teaching mornings only. Full-time student teaching will be a whole semester of all day teaching.