On the first day of institute, it finally sunk in that I am going to be a teacher. Remember that I accepted Teach For America’s offer in November, so it’s apparently taken six months for me to grasp this concept.
I am going to be a teacher.
I am going to stand in front of students and teach them something. I am going to write lesson plans; I am going to grade assessments; I am going to manage a classroom. I don’t know what the hell I thought between November and now that I was going to be doing, but none of that seemed real to me until five days ago.
Today, I finally got to sleep in, but then my collab partner and I went to a teacher supply store and Wal-Mart to get things for our classroom and got a head-start on next week’s work. Because there is a lot of it. And we value sleep.
We start teaching summer school geometry on Monday. I am going to be a teacher!