It’s week two of student teaching and I keep hearing this same phrase from my cooperating teacher:

“Be flexible!”

I am very much a “planner” and a “go by the book” person who tends to leave no wiggle room for the unexpected. However, over the past two weeks I have seen how quickly a daily schedule can change in the classroom.

 I am now realizing that flexibility is a must! While we must be sure to plan and “go by the book,” we must also allow ourselves to be flexible in our thinking as we face the ins and outs of the classroom.

After all, those who don’t bend, break.


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