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Re: student teacher help

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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 17:38:38 -0500

Amanda, it's a "two-way ballgame here". As soon as I received the
information about my student teacher (we call them interns), I wrote her to
welcome her to our school and to invite her to participate in the opening of
our middle school, actually the first workday back.

She called me by phone after school started, however, she should have
contacted me in some manner PRIOR to the beginning of school. At this time,
observation of the opening of school is not mandatory by my principal, but
it should be and may be next year.

I do feel that there should be some contact before school starts and a
telephone call is good.

Our student teachers are supposed to bring a written autobiography with them
on their first day and this is helpful. Some time together BEFORE the
students arrive is good, because it does give you a chance to meet each
other and have some time to talk. That's why it's a good idea to visit the
school during the work days, prior to opening of school.

Carolyn Roberts
E. B. Frink Middle School
Kinston, NC

>I am inquiring about contacting your cooperating school, principal, and
>teacher. Were any of you contacted by you student teachers prior to their
>arrival? If so, hwo did they contact you? If not, would you like to have
>heard from them, and how?
>I am sorry to ask so many questions, but it was suggested to us that we
>contact our cooperating teachers before entering the school. I would like
>to know which method is prefered, phone call, email, hand written letter,
>or word processed letter. What information do you what to know about your
>student teacher etc?
>Thank you,
>Amanda Clarke