I think (touch wood) that it's going to be ok. My mentor is really nice (so far) and the staff have a really good vibe going on... noone seems to hate each other and in fact... i think they LIKE each other. and they seem to like me which has me knocked down i can tell you!
and i know what texts i'll be teaching next term. Othello with the (gorgeous and talented) advanced year 10s, Romeo and Juliet with the advanced year 8s, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime with the other year 8s and Goodnight Mr Tom with the modified year 7s. two of the classes are fairly challenging in terms of behaviour management... but i think i'll cope.
I'm feeling pretty confident about it all right now... But last night was a different story... as the stress knitting may indicate..yes. that would be the body finished, the shoulders seamed and the start of the hood.
SO MUCH FOR A FRIKKIN WINTER PROJECT!
keeping you posted