The first week of school, I cleaned my classroom and brought my supplies to decorate the bulletins. This helped my classroom to appear as any other classroom, where learning would grow.
The first day of school, I was anxious and excited. As the weeks went by, I realize that I have a lot of learning to do. It is one thing to sit in university and analyze theories, which is completely different being in the classroom with children.
I learn more at work than I do at university. I am still learning about the school, neighborhood, students (including their families), administration, and curriculums.
I feel that university is good in that there is that field work, but it needs to teach teachers to teach effectively in various subjects in line with the NYS core skills. This would help teachers relate this to their field work. Also, there should be more classes on lesson planning, assessments and relationships (with administration, families, and community).