Honestly, if it wasn’t for grading I would have felt on top of things. Actually, grading and classroom management in that—I can quiet them down but I don’t know when it’s time for referrals, when it’s time for mediation,etc etc.
It’s just… weird. I’ve actually learned a lot and I’m really really happy with who my CT is but I’m always conscientious of the fact that no matter what lesson I plan, it has to run by her and I’m still a little shy of the fact that it might be really stupid. When I get up to teach, I got it. I’m so confident. I know what I want to do (mostly). It’s just the fact that in the end, the class is HER class that makes it difficult.
No matter how much control she gives me, she still has to retain some I guess…
And honestly, I can say I’m half glad I got placed in this district. It’s outside of my comfort zone definitely and I’m dealing with problems (as in, the problems the kids have) that I didn’t have in DPS). That being said, even though at the core the kids are the same, I can see those differences. I can tell when one behavior problem would not occur in one district vs. another.
I’m at week 5 now so it’s been more than a month but I’m wishing it was further along so I could be finished and ready to apply to start this on my own. I mean this in the best way possible. Am I making sense? Also thank you for the encouragement <3
When my CT is out of the room, I have an easier time handling things. Otherwise, I end up doing things like looking at her to make sure I’m alright with things.
I also find it very difficult to figure out how she wants me to grade things, because let’s be real—this is her classroom and no matter what she tells me about ‘figuring out grading yourself’ she has a system. And she just isn’t very clear on it and I’m honestly afraid to ask anymore because I’ve asked a LOT and she hasn’t been receptive to this question… it’s not intuitive… I don’t know when you weight things and when you don’t like…
My CT is fairly awesome and a great resource but I can understand why working in your own classroom is a hell of a lot more easy in the long run.
Make them feel loved and important in a world that says they’re wrong for existing. Tell them it’s okay to stim, or info-dump, or mimic, or be non-verbal. Defend them from shitty ableists who demand they supress their traits and don’t treat them like real people.
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Fuck I’m walking downtown and I pass a group of guys staring at me and I think “great catcall time” but then one guy goes “you look like you could kill a man a million different ways with just your bare hands”. This. This is an acceptable comment to give a girl on the street.