Socrates didn't know what he was talking about. I am here to tell you that not only is the unobserved life entirely worth living, it is also far more relaxing than the other sort. At least, that's the case when it comes to student teaching: I had my first supervisor observation today and lordy was it stressful. You would have thought I'd never taught a lesson before, seeing how nervous I was before I had to get out there on stage, as it were. Once I got started things weren't so bad, but I still think the best thing I can say about the whole experience is that it's over. One down, five more to go!