I'm so tired. That should be enough but here it goes.
I think it would have been beneficial for me as a student teacher to have been in the thick of things, such as the first ten days of school. Aside from first graders being so needy, constantly wanting you to acknowledge their work, they have to be taught the rules engagement in a school setting. Say it, show it, and see it. I think my word count per day has gone up by millions. I can still hear myself speak even when I'm asleep.