So far, all I’ve done is observe and walk around during class- but it’s great! I have one prep period, 2 of world history (one of which is AP), and economics. It’s going to be fun, but very challenging.
I was honestly dreading student teaching for the last, well…really long time. But God placed me in a wonderful charter school. I did 50 hours of observation for last semester at this high school- loved it! I’m currently on the “charter school over private school any day” bandwagon. ;)
Not only was I placed in a wonderful school, the teacher and students are great, too. The classes I’m in are small (biggest is 24 students). The environment is wonderful, and I’m done before 1 each day! God’s even provided a ride to the high school everyday, and great roommates who can pick me up!
I had been terrified about this upcoming semester. I had been questioning strongly whether I wanted to be a teacher anymore. I knew God would help me through the semester and give me hope, but I honestly was having such a hard time believing God would come through. I could only see my circumstances, or what I assumed would be, and not the God who has never ever let me go through something by myself. Today, I’m reminded of His constancy. His covenant truths.
Although it’s just the cruising beginning, with looming TPAs from Mordor and crazy lesson plans, I know I can trust the God who told Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1.9)
Thousands of years later, His words still ring true.