Why is it that when you are quite busy, and that you seem to have so much on your plate that someone comes along and adds to it?
I don't have an answer to this but I thought I would put it out there and see what you all think.
This week has been just as hectic as usual. Monday I didn't know if I was coming or going. Tuesday was better (1/2 day stoppage can do that to you). Today I am still at work - trying to catch up on correction (blogging is not really helping).
Who knows what tomorrow will be like.
Update. Student teacher - much improved. We had a "hallelujah" moment the other day. He realised that teaching means reflecting on your own learning......Hooray! I was stoked.
He was viewed by the University Lecturer today and she had a great chinwag with him. He seemed to change in attitude towards me after that. WOW! I am quite excited by that. He told me about something I had not known about before and then I asked him to explain it further. Through this process he then told me that he felt uncomfortable about being in the "teacher role" with me. I stated that I am not a guru and I have a lot to learn. Yes there are things that I do well - but then I have the experience there and I am willing to share.
I told him that I am trying to model the behaviour I would expect from him, even if there are differences of opinion or clashes. (we both laughed).
Things have improved.