So today, I went to an interns meeting. I really enjoy talking with other interns because it reminds me that I'm not alone in this whole internship thing. There are other people going through the same things I'm going through too.
We talked alot about getting a job. Still not too sure, how it works though.. hmm.. I talked to other interns about classroom management and how they deal with it. They gave me some suggestions: be honest, call them out, be blunt, call parents. I'm going to try some of them.
Yesterday was not a good day. The thing is I didn't even notice it until my co-op told me. It was really loud during class yesterday. People talking, students looking out the window, distractions, and me hesitating. I gave them a quiz yesterday, it took about 25 minutes for them to do it. It was a 5 question quiz on finding intercepts that should have taken them 15 minutes to do. I didn't put my foot down and think to myself to say that if they do their homework than they can complete the quiz in no time. Then, some of them wanted to correct it in class and some didn't. I hesitated, and was indecisive, than said okay we'll correct it in class. Not until 3:00, did I start my lesson. It was my plan to not give them an assignment so they would get a work period next class. It took 45 minutes to write a 5 question quiz and correct it!!!.. Bad timing of things... During my lesson though, 4 students were chatting non-stop. I would say "okay one more time".. than 3 minutes later I would say it again and wouldn't do anything. It should have been no more times.. All around bad..
My co-op said something yesterday that has been lurking in my mind all day today.. "30 more years of these types of kids..".. holy man.. 30 years.. Do I want to be dealing with this for 30 more years of my life?.. I don't know.. Again, I'm questioning whether I want to do this anymore.. I know I am capable and I can do this, but it's very tiresome..