Or even VIRTUAL students (a tough bit of programming maybe but possible).
You know I've noticed recently that some districts seem to have a parent
driven mandate to avoid student teachers where ever
possible. Seems that the parents figure that they are paying taxes to have
REAL teachers teach THEIR kids not students. Sigh.
Kinda short-sighted, but not untypical any more. Also classist ramifications
when student teaching is restricted to venues with less political and
Still, the crucial thing is that student teachers actually get more than a
token 10 week opportunity to teach and, hopefully, less simplistic didactic
instruction 'ABOUT" teaching and teaching processes.