So as some of you know I completed my senior 1 internship this spring semester. I just a matter of months I will begin my senior 2 internship where I spend everyday in the classroom with the students.
In starting my senior year as an art education major I have to admit, I was a little nervous. I was scared of the paper work, the expectations being made of me, breaking the rules, the teachers, and even… the kids. The meeting I first attended about my senior 1 didn’t help these fears of mine. But as soon as I sat down in the elementary school art classroom I felt that I was at home. Once I immersed myself in the activities I realized that this really was the place I was supposed to be.
I may not have always responded correctly or taken as many notes as I probably should have; but I feel that immersing myself in the classroom culture, in getting to know each child, I grew in my understanding of the teaching profession and myself. I did the best job I knew how and my comprehension of teaching expanded so much that I don’t believe I could have gotten to this point without being in the classroom this past semester.