Our district does not use a book for Spanish, so everything I used in my
classes was self-created. Planning took a lot of time.
We had to create a lot of our own materials in Srta. Forrester's class.
Every teaching opportunity, via field experiences, in class experiences,
etc., helped to prepare me.
Before you start teaching, every year, read and apply
The First Days of School by Harry & Rosemary Wong.
Your biggest challenges will come from classroom management. When you
get a job, contact parents frequently for positive and negative issues.
Thirdly, pray for yourself as a teacher everyday. I pray that I
would teach well, manage my classroom well, be protected, find favor
with students, administration and parents. I pray that God would
give me wisdom and help me to teach in such a way that my students can
see Him in me. I also pray that I would never lose my passion for
I would recommend getting a 2nd certification by taking the
corresponding Praxis/test if possible. Find another subject that
you enjoyed/were good at in high school, then prepare for and take the