This was my first week of full time student teaching. I've been waiting for this for at least the entire time I'd been in college. Perhaps I've been waiting even longer.
I met many of my students, although, truth be told, I have yet to memorize all of their names. I'm still getting used to it, without a shadow of a doubt.
I've noticed that many of the students in the classroom struggle to motivate themselves. This is an IB class, and many of the students fail to see the point in education. To me, that is the biggest of bummers. I believe in education, and I want my students to as well.
I think that the biggest issue I see, however, is not with the students who don't see the point. In fact, I think the scariest thing I see is that there are students who care too much about the wrong things. I hear too much talk about grades and not learning.
I guess my point is that I'm scared that they only want to do well in the class, but they don't care about the deeper meaning behind doing well.