I also had my schedule change THREE times today... which makes that a total of FIVE times this week! When I first posted that I was student teaching again I mentioned that my cooperating teacher, taught History and French. Since I don't speak French, I sat down with the principal and we came up with a schedule that would give me plenty of experience with different grade levels. I now officially have FOUR cooperating teachers and will be covering four different subjects and five different grades.
"Ms. R" - She is actually my fiance's cooperating teacher (he is teaching
Phys-ed when I am with her) who has taught for over 20 years
in Canada, China and Africa.
- I will be with her in Periods 1-2 to teach Grade 11/12 World
Issues. We are still determining what units I'll be teaching when
"Mr. L" - He has been teaching Industrial Arts for over 20 years and is
now teaching an ICT class as well.
- I will be with him in Period 3 to teacher Grade 9/10 ICT and
will be covering Publisher software.
"Mr. O" - My original cooperating teacher who has been teaching for
about 18 years.
- I will be with him in Periods 4-5 to teach Grade 11 Canadian
History. When I return in October I should be teaching
Canadian Confederation and the Metis Resistance.
"Mrs. P" - In her third year of teaching, I hope that she can provide me
with tips on the hiring process since she has just gone through it!
- I will be with her in Periods 6-7 to teach Grade 4 Social Studies
and will be starting with a unit on Nunavut.
I am really excited because I have only ever had male teachers for cooperating teachers and, with this new schedule, I am now with two female teachers as well. I am also pleased to have teachers with such different backgrounds. I can't until October when I come back and will actually be teaching!!