Rookie Teacher Expectations: Musical Version

Expectations. It's a challenge for all teacher prep programs. What a 20 to 22 year old college undergrad or grad student expects rookie teaching to be like. Versus the gritty reality in February, after 6 months in the trenches.

I blogged 2 months ago about an excellent article Brent M passed along to me on this very topic.

But that's all wonky. There's a graph and stuff. I challenged my colleagues to tell the same story differently, more emotionally. With music.

Colin chose these 2 videos to tell the compare/contrast story. First is what the future teacher imagines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDch761krEw

Versus the reality after 6 months on the job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWNRUVMboq4