Even when my cooperating teacher and university supervisor tell me I'm doing a great job managing the class, I feel like I'm hanging on by a thread. As an inexperienced teacher, I feel like I am throwing knowledge like confetti and a small minority of students find its value and keep it, while other students let it fall to the floor and step on it when they exit the classroom.
I'm glad the people determining my grade think I'm doing well, but shouldn't I be more concerned that not all of my students are learning?
Learning, at the high school level, is a choice. I can't force them to take what I am giving them. I just have to disguise it enough where they find some real world application or personal significance and decide it's worth their time.
Okay, I'm done being jaded.
On a happier note, I've been attending roller derby practice and I am loving it! Of course, I haven't taken a hit yet, I feel my cheery outlook my change once I have opponent-inflicted bruises. I'm still nameless, but I guess when I hear/see the right name I'll just know. Thanks for all the suggestions and keep 'em coming!