I was taking Early childhood 21 and I had to do interning in a preschool as a student teacher. What's annoying is that the preschool director, when she walked into the room, assumed that I don't do much because I'm just walking around. Yes, I was walking around, but that's not all I did. She didn't see the times I sat with the children and interacted with them. Later she told me that I should engage and interact with the children more. While that's true that I could improve on that, she shouldn't expect me to be on the same level as the teachers. I guess she was expecting someone who gets into it right away, where as I needed to warm up before getting into it. But I DID try and made some progress. She just didn't see it.
What she didn't understand was that my assignment was to observe first for awhile and then start engaging and interacting with them.
I was doing both observing and interacting, because there was plenty of time for both.
Oh well, I guess everything is for the best.