As we all know, its almost summer! This is the best part of the year! As a teacher to be, this part of the year makes me nervous. How the heck am I suppose to control those wild and crazy kids?! I had a field trip come into work today and the kids were so well behaved. They were still able to keep there attention longer than 5 seconds. I wanted to stop those teachers and just be like how in the world did you do that?
I believe this links to classroom management. That is the biggest thing I have been observing and wanting to learn as becoming a teacher. During all my practicums I try my best to focus on how the teachers control the classroom, and how the children react to it. I want to know the best way to treat the children, because I am just use to being in a classroom with all adults.
This week I found out my CBASE scores again, now that I have taken it 3 times. And I didnt pass the two sections I needed to pass. Its annoying because I have the grades and I want to be a teacher so bad, but standardize testing is holding me back.
I called my mom all upset when I found out, and she even said it was because of the test. I have always had issues testing, my kindergarten teacher had to talk with my parents about my test taking way back in kindergarten. Test anxiety is an issue I cant solve. Ive tried medicines and things to help me relax but nothing works.
This motivates me to become a teacher and help kids like me who have issues with tests. When I am a teacher, my tests will not be the sole part of the semester grade. Testing does not truly show ones knowledge. I will have many different opportunities to earn grades in my classroom, because I understand testing is not the best way for everyone.