Well I survived. Not that I had many doubts, but I'm glad the first week went off without too much problem. The first of teaching my 3U chemistry class wasn't as nerve racking as I thought it may be. The student's seem to have taken to me well, they respond to my teaching and feel comfortable asking questions. I will determine how to get them to write without opening their mouths eventually. I don't think you could expect much less of a room full of thirty 16 year olds.
Not only did I survive my first week of teaching, but I also survived observation by my faculty advisor. He liked what he saw and only had minor comments to make. Now I can confidently move into week two and keep building my teachign skills without havign to worry about being evaluated. I have been using a very low tech approach to teaching thus far, as this is what the students are used to and seemto respond well too. I hope to introduce more technology as I move into the next topic of study. Wish me luck.