This last week I received an email from a friend who came in a few times this year to observe my classroom. She asked me to come to talk to her methods class at the University of Utah this month and talk about what it takes to be a teacher to students coming in to the classroom this fall. I did this one year but with a group of students from my cohort. This is the first year I will fly solo on speaking to a class. This is also the first year I will have a student teacher from the U. I have taken them from other Universities in the past, but never a full time student teacher from the U. I am supposed to show them resources, talk about what it is like to work in a Title 1 school, how I developed as a teacher, pull some resources I have used, and give them a reality check. I'll admit I am a little nervous but ready to help. She offered to compensate me for my time, I declined politely, I just want us to produce better teachers. I go in July 26th we'll definitely need to see what happens here. :)
Wish me luck!