Tomorrow I meet my prac student from Sydney University. It is the third time I have had a prac student, but honestly the last two times weren’t that successful. (The first one quit half-way through … she said it was personal issues, but I get the feeling it was me.)
I’m rather nervous at the prospect as my teaching style is rather erratic and my ideas are always too big to be transformed into reality. I’m worried I won’t do the profession justice. I suppose my style will show her ONE way of approaching the profession.
Perhaps it is the current focus on the teaching profession (thanks to the election) that is accentuating my anxiety. Afterall, the suggestion by PM Gillard is that training to be a teacher can be shortened significantly – from a 2 year diploma of edu or masters of edu to an 8 week course!
Have you been a ‘master’ teacher before? What’s your best advice for a newbie master teacher? I want to do right by this young teacher, the profession and her future students.
I’d love your suggestions!