Mothers, Teachers and Books: An In Depth Look at a Student Teaching Experience
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Of the best experiences in my life, one that definitely ranks at the top would have to be student teaching. One of my personal goals has always been to make a difference in other peoples' lives, to enlighten them to the world and all it has to offer, to educate them. I have always viewed teaching as one of the most powerful ways to accomplish this goal, and therefore, I chose teaching as my direction in life and student teaching as my senior project. I must say, however, that student teaching provided me with the most challenging undertaking I have ever undertaken. From day one I was frustrated to find that my goal was much easier said than done and that if I ever got out from all of the technicalities and paperwork, there was a slight chance that I might make a difference in at least one person's life. Well I did make a difference in several peoples' lives. I did not accomplish this without much hard work and determination, and there were several times when I didn't want to go on but few people kept me going and I would like to thank them here. First of all, thanks to my two "second mothers" Dr. Nora Evers and Mrs Charlene Cox, without them, this SIP would probably still not be turned in (which, by the way, I am sorry it is so late) and I probably would have never checked in with the office or turned in my lesson plans. I would also like to thank Mr. Del Thusius for his thoughtful and helpful insight into my problems. A note of thanks must also be said for my two supervising teachers, Mr. Ron Quick and Mr. John Coleburn who guided me and helped me (and put up with me) for the eleven weeks I was there. And lastly, and most importantly, thanks to my mother for keeping me going every night when I came home and wondered if maybe I would be better off as a bus driver.