What I Am A Lesson Essay

992 Words Sep 26th, 2016 4 Pages
Week 6, Trinidad and Tobago has been wonderful thus far. The people, culture, music, and food make up so many different experiences that will forever be ingrained into my memory. Each weekend as new adventures awaits, in the back of my mind, I am subconsciously aware that my time here is winding down. The end of September is near, midterm is approaching, and preparations for edTPA are now in full gear. With so many things going on inside of the classroom, it is crazy for me to think that I was once concerned about not being utilized. Now, I feel the complete opposite. I know now what teachers mean when they say “there is ALWAYS something to do.” If I am not working with a student one-on-one, I am teaching a lesson. If I am not teaching a lesson, I am planning for a lesson to be taught. If I am not planning for a lesson to be taught, I’m analyzing work and assessing data. There is just always something to be done. I find myself having to put my head down (when they are in specials) for a few minutes just to clear my mind and recompose myself. The work of a teacher is never done and for that, I can also see why people say teachers are underpaid. As an educator, you are not just dealing with student’s work, you are also dealing with the student themselves. This past week, I have spent more time teaching and running the class than ever before. I am now completely in charge of the morning routine. From the moment those little pupils walk through the door at 7:30 until…

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