Well, today was pretty interesting. If there were more days like this during everyone's student teaching semester, I bet everyone would be much better prepared to run their own classroom someday.
I feel like this was the first time I had real experience with running the classroom, with no teacher or substitute jumping in to help me get control. I had to figure out how to get everyone's attention, make sure we got through all of the lessons, keep the classroom quiet, and handle any and all catastrophes that occurred throughout the day. Just kidding on that last part... We made it through without anyone getting hurt or breaking anything!! Woo hoo!
So while I felt frazzled and now I'm completely worn out, I feel like today definitely prepared me for the future. Even though I know there will be a sub in with me for the rest of the week, I feel like I can run the classroom on my own a little more, and push myself to keep things in order, even though I know I'll have backup if I need it.
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