A Year in the Life of a Student Teacher
This is the diary of an office worker who decided to become a school teacher. I attempted the transition from quiet IT professional to loud scary school teacher. I left behind good friends interested in knowing what happened to me, so I began writing this diary. I had no idea it would be such an emotionally charged, powerful, funny, compelling, upsetting and profoundly life altering voyage. More
This is essential reading to anybody who has an interest in teaching or becoming a teacher. It is not a training manual or a set of guidelines, but a collection of my experiences during my teacher training. Some are funny, some are emotionally charged, some will make you argue with me and the way I handled the situation. My intention is to let you see what happened and how I stumbled my way through, warts and all.
From my experience of many conversations with different professionals, there are a lot of working people who are content but unfulfilled by their working lives. Many yearn for a change but are afraid to take the leap into something new for fear of losing what they have. Golden handcuffs have them locked in the mundane for fear of losing income and future regrets of rocking the boat. I understand these fears because I had them. I took the plunge and this is a record of what happened to me in my year of re-training from office worker to school teacher.