I, like many of my peers (including Stephanie Mitchell), am super excited (albeit a little nervous) about commencing my Professional Experience this coming Monday.
I met with my mentor yesterday, whom I had officially met at my last practicum. Walking in to a room knowing whom you are to work with is comforting. Having already undertaken a practicum at this school was also comforting, as it was thoroughly enjoyable.
I met the students I will be working with, hardly a one wanted to make I contact with me! However, they were keen to inform me how old they are!
When my mentor and I were discussing the make-up of the class, she informed me that one of my students has been diagnosed with Stickler syndrome. I have not heard of this syndrome, so was curious to find out more. On a cursory look, I found a website, which detailed the genetics of Stickler syndrome. Genetics Home Reference informed me that Stickler syndrome is “a group of hereditary conditions characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, eye abnormalities, hearing loss, and joint problems”.
I consider knowing a little about the issues students are dealing with will be helpful in planning lessons and my approach and interactions.
Now I have met my students, I am so excited about returning to the school on Monday. Monday morning – BRING IT ON!