Think about your teaching this past week and then answer the following question: "What was the event that most took me by surprise - an event where I saw or did something that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"
The event that took me by surprise was when Dr. M came to observe me. It was on Halloween and during my worst class. I was so surprised how no one challenged me or tried to show off. Students were engaged and enjoying the class discussion. The students worked well together and did their work with no issues. I was surprised how relaxed I was with him there. After the students left we had our talk and he reassured me that I was doing a great job. It was a much needed talk for me. I had been finding myself questioning, “Did I make the best decision by taking this job?” I really love the students and the teaching. If only that was all we had to do. J