Yesterday, I taught for the first time in a high school.

I was SO nervous!


when I stood up and was teaching and interacting with the students, it was exhilarating!

Of course, I still have a lot to learn to become a great teacher, but I could see the beginnings. Plus I had a wonderful dialogue with my St Thomas supervisor. She helped me recognize my strengths. We talked about things I would do differently. It was very, very helpful...and just the confidence builder that I needed.

This experience combined with what I'm learning in my courses is making me even more excited about my future career.

(My lesson was introducing an Urban Geography unit to a class of 9th & 10th graders. I taught my lesson twice.)


  1. Congratulations! Sounds like you're having a great experience. I get completely intimidated teaching to anyone over the age of 10...so I admire what you're doing!

  2. I remember the first time I taught high school!
    Are you doing a practicum? When do you start student teaching?

  3. There are 3 blocks in my program before student teaching. In each, we need to do 30 hours of field experience. I just finished up my 2nd field experience. I'll do my 3rd in the spring, and then do my master's research in the fall, and then my student teaching in the spring of 2010.


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