My last day with my kids was on Monday. Normally I’m in the classroom on Fridays, but there needed to be a last minute change so I could be observed by my university supervisor (he needed to do so by Wednesday). Since there wasn’t enough time to formulate a proper lesson and the kids had a late start so classes were only 30 minutes, my cooperating teacher taught the lesson 4th hour and I stepped in 5th hour to be observed.
My cooperating teacher sent me this email today:
One (probably more than one, but the smartest one in there) of the students 5th hour said you were a really good teacher. I explained the situation to them—the short notice, etc., and you having to step into my lesson plans, and they just shrugged and nodded, like there wasn’t even a glitch, and they said they liked your style of teaching. So kudos! Best of luck in student teaching.
This email was the highlight of my day!! It’s such a wonderful feeling when your students think you’re a good teacher!