Hi i have just finishe my 120 hr course at long last. So its now time to start looking for work, this is where i start to become slightly concerned. The last thing i want, is to turn up for my first day of work, and not know what to do, yes i have completed the entire 120 hrs and yes i now feel like i have a pretty good understanding of what teaching is all about, however, there is a hell of a lot involved in the 120 hr course and i dont think that anybody is going to remember all of it, in fact it could take several years to have practiced all of it and have fully learnt it all, so these are my questions
1) what happens if i am told to teach something that i havent been given time to prepare for ? ( Im a new teacher, it would be very difficult for me to just make something up. Yes once ive been working for a while, then i'll have some experience and it'll be easier to just make up a lesson, hopefully )
2) would the school tell me where the the students were up to and explain to me how i should continue.
3) Will all institutions have a curriculum that they follow, so i am able to see exactly what the students have learnt and exactly where we are heading ?
3) If i was either to be asked by a school or i was to work freelance or open my own school, how can i find out exactly where to start with the new students studies, and what are the correct following steps and materials that i should be using, also where the course would end, and over what time periods each part of my own curriculum should last. i am guessing that there are teacher books that can be purchased, from first beginers to advanced, so what books are the most recommended and where can i get them. I just dont want to be teaching aimlessly.
Im just a bit anxious as i have just finished to course, im looking for work and could find myself in a job soon.
All replies appriciated