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Posts Made By: Singfree
Board: New Teachers 07-20-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Singfree
I'm curious how it worked out? I'm sorry...

I'm curious how it worked out?

I'm sorry you were dealing with depression and anxiety during student teaching! Do you think it was the nature of student teaching and wouldn't be a problem once...
Board: The VENT 05-08-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Singfree
My sympathies also! i just went through having a...

My sympathies also! i just went through having a passive-aggressive CT. It was the most stressful, mind-blowing, and exhausting experience I've had as an adult career-changer, who has years of...
Board: The VENT 04-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Singfree
I was in with a teacher this year, who told the...

I was in with a teacher this year, who told the class that the scientific evidence of dinosaurs being millions of years old is an opinion, and she believes the Earth is only 10,000 years old. Many...
Board: The VENT 03-23-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Ruby07, Wow, BEAST is a good description of...

Ruby07,

Wow, BEAST is a good description of your supervisor! I'm glad the Dean got it resolved! That would be a terrible thing to go through!

I wonder how many supervisors do pop in visits? ...
Board: The VENT 03-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Singfree
Hope it went well?

Hope it went well?
Board: The VENT 03-23-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
UVAgrl928, It's not a testing grade. ...

UVAgrl928,

It's not a testing grade.

I'm a quiet, people pleasing, introvert, so I'm self-conscious about saying anything that would appear to criticize her teaching methods.
Board: The VENT 03-22-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Hi Julieb83, I'm at that place of feeling...

Hi Julieb83,

I'm at that place of feeling defeated and wondering if I'm going to make it. I'm counting down the weeks also, and it seems like it's taking forever. I guess the opposite is true...
Board: The VENT 03-20-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Singfree
(((Hugs))) I've been feeling the same way. ...

(((Hugs)))

I've been feeling the same way.

I hope you're feeling better soon!
Board: The VENT 03-20-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Lady Teacher, I'm happy to hear good...

Lady Teacher,

I'm happy to hear good experiences also! I hope more people have good experiences than bad, because a bad student placement for student teaching is very overwhelming and probably...
Board: The VENT 03-19-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
I see I'm not the only one who has had bad...

I see I'm not the only one who has had bad experiences with student teaching! Sorry to all of you who had to endure the extra stress of being unlucky to get a bad placement.

I wish there was a...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Teacherbee_4

I wish I knew how to quote on here?

I'm afraid to ask for letters with them acting like I'm not competent! I'll be sure to ask though, but I'll be afraid to read them. I'll mark on my calendar...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Wow Teacherbee_4, what you went through would be...

Wow Teacherbee_4, what you went through would be very stressful! So glad it worked out with a great recommendation letter!

I'm worried about getting a good letter of recommendation. When did you...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Hi happygal, Thank you for the advice! I've...

Hi happygal,

Thank you for the advice! I've been keeping my mouth shut to anyone at the school and college classmates. I made the mistake of telling the girl who sits beside me in my college...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Hi UVAgrl928, I wish that was an option. My...

Hi UVAgrl928,

I wish that was an option. My CT is making it very difficult for me to plan lessons. We'll discuss what's on the pacing guide for the next week, then she'll tell me very last...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Thanks everyone for the well wishes and advice! ...

Thanks everyone for the well wishes and advice!

I can see I'm not the only one who's been in a difficult and challenging placement.

I was under the impression if we ended up in a bad match,...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Singfree
Share Your Student Teaching Experiences

I'm currently student teaching. It's a nightmare placement with a CT who doesn't want to take the time with me, uses body language that shows frustration towards me, and is making it very difficult...
Board: New Teachers 03-12-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Singfree
Hi NHSecondary, I'm so sorry you were placed...

Hi NHSecondary,

I'm so sorry you were placed with a CT from every student teacher's nightmare! It's ridiculous that some colleges aren't inquiring about how a CT is working with their ST and...
Board: New Teachers 03-12-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Singfree
Hi NJ Teacher, Thank you for responding. I...

Hi NJ Teacher,

Thank you for responding. I appreciate that you said my CT should be sharing what she hopes to accomplish in lessons. I've been trying to put my finger on what the problem is even...
Board: New Teachers 03-10-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Singfree
I don't expect her to hand me what to do, but I...

I don't expect her to hand me what to do, but I do need to know what to teach since I don't know what she's covered so far. New teachers have access to a lot more information than I have, most...
Board: New Teachers 03-09-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Singfree
Questions (So confused, please help)

My student teaching experience has been overwhelming and confusing. How much should my CT be helping me with planning? Should I be deciding what to teach if my CT uses a modified curriculum that...
Board: Future Teachers 02-03-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Singfree
You're never too old, but like anything, there...

You're never too old, but like anything, there are no guarantees. My location is saturated with K-3rd grade teachers, so no matter someone's age, there'll be a lot of competition for those jobs. I...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Singfree
I can't help to relate to what Gogogo said about...

I can't help to relate to what Gogogo said about the new teachers being overwhelmed and needing to follow the manuals to cope. I'm currently in the semester before student teaching (I stay in the...
Board: The VENT 10-29-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Singfree
I'm currently placed in a 2nd grade classroom...

I'm currently placed in a 2nd grade classroom where many of the kids have no understanding of norms. They walk up to their teacher while she's in the middle of whole group instruction, stand there...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-14-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Singfree
I also see that all the time! I've inadvertently...

I also see that all the time! I've inadvertently caught some hiding their phone and doing it, which is really awkward.

One time, I was in for a very busy 1st grade class. I didn't know she had...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-14-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Singfree
I was a sub for years with a BA in another field,...

I was a sub for years with a BA in another field, then went back to college in Early Childhood Education. I'm currently doing a year of student teaching in a class just like you described. I've had...



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