It’s the countdown, just a few short hours before I have to be bright and shiny in the classroom. My first day of class and I am a glorious mixture of horror and excitement. The truth? I am not nearly as prepared as I wish I were. I don’t know if 1 or 16 students will show up tomorrow, and I have no clue how I’ll teach.
But I want to get the first day over as soon as I can. Because the second day is always better, after I lose my teaching cherry and get comfortable in my classroom.
Good luck to all new New York teachers starting tomorrow!
I am a 3rd year Teaching Fellow with the New York City Teaching Fellowship.
This blog started with my pre-service training, continued through my chaotic first year of teaching and documents my growth as a teacher.
The journey continues!