Recently graduated with a B.A in English education. AVID tutor. Substitute teacher. Attempting to navigate life outside of college.
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I wish I could say it was an awesome day, but it was so-so.
When I walked into the faculty office this morning, I had a student waiting for me. She wanted to show me texts that one of her group members had sent that were extremely rude and vulgar that blamed her for the group’s apparent inevitable failure. This girl was obviously upset enough to come to me about, so at 7am, I’m in the Dean’s office, talking to her dean and letting him know about the obvious bullying situation going on. So we’ll see what ends up happening there…
Today, was the day my freshmen acted out their scenes from Romeo and Juliet. I booked the theatre, so we were able to act it out on stage, which was awesome! It went about as well as I had imagined it would - most students kind of stood there awkwardly with their scripts, but a few groups had some good acting and blocking. One group even dressed in costume and had foam swords and was fabulous!
There are definitely things I would do differently about this project, but I think I would for sure do it again. I know acting isn’t every student’s cup of tea, but I think it’s a fun experience if they ignore the stupid group problems that pop up and focus on the work.
Today, I also subbed for one of my CTs, which was interesting. I didn’t have to do much - his class was auditioning students for their little minute-long plays that they’ll put on. It was fun to watch. Some of these students are so creative and talented!
It was just a crazy day today. I came home and definitely took a nap. :)
ALSO, HOW IS THERE EXACTLY ONE WEEK UNTIL I’M DONE STUDENT TEACHING?!?!?!