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Re: [teacherartexchange] Student Teacher


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 23 2006 - 09:41:25 PDT

Don't relinquish total control to a student teacher the first week. You'll
be setting him/her up for failure. Most programs have the st follow you
around for a week or two to observe, then you will have them begin to teach
one or two classes, adding more until they are teaching a full schedule,
and then easing you back in to full control. The college should have
something to let you know their expectations.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> I will be mentoring my first student teacher this September and I would
> like some advice. I teach elementary art k-5 and this will be my sixth
> year teaching (I am a returning art teacher so I have plenty of life
> experiences that help me in the classroom). My st will be coming the
> first week and staying til about the middle of October. My first week is
> easing back into school and setting up my expectations, how do I
> relinquish to a st? Do I have her follow my initial plans and then let
> her take over? I have not received a packet from the college as of yet so
> I'm not sure of their expectations. I, of course, plan to meet with her
> over the summer and set up a plan, any suggestions?

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