On the Other Side of Education: A Student Teaching Experience
American secondary education is one of the most significant institutions in developing attitudes, interests, and ideas for adolescents. Affecting people during an impressionable yet individualistic period, high school is a time of curiosity, enthusiasm, and quests for autonomy, all of which teachers must manage and monitor. Although I have been intrigued by what students are learning and how it is being taught, I had not yet been assured that teaching secondary education was my calling. Student teaching was my opportunity to discover whether or not I enjoyed the elements of teaching that I had anticipated and to recognize those of which I was not aware. Kalamazoo Central High School was the perfect location for me to analyze the working of a school including a diverse body of students and politics among the staff, to discover the responsibilities of teachers, to practice my teaching skills, and to focus upon and evaluate an individual student.Administrator only due to personally identifying information in case study.