"The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready."
Helen Mirren. (via neuers)
This hit me hard this year…at 23.
This about sums it up. It’s hard going from being in school since age 5 as a student to suddenly being the teacher. The transition to being in charge in the classroom instead of simply being a student is really weird.
Ooooooh my. This hits the nail on the head for me. I’m graduating as an education major in about a week and half and this post is something I’ve grappling with a lot lately.
And you would think that your internship/student teaching would be a good transition into the role of a teacher, but it’s really not the same. You still have a mentor teacher, so you don’t have to be the end-all be-all authority figure. It’s not until you’re thrust into the classroom as its sole teacher that you realize how strange of a feeling it is after being a student for so many years of your life.
i can attest to this, and not just on the professional-teachery side of things. personally, 18-28 held the most horrific of experiences for me. but who cut it off at 28, really? (that’s the cynic in me speaking.)
(Source: omybestbeloved, via teachingforalaska)