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Re: [teacherartexchange] first student teacher - advice??


Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 19:15:48 PDT

Another thing I want to throw into this mix is letting you know that you
can't MAKE anyone love teaching as much as you do. It is a bit ironic. Mentor
teachers are usually the BEST teachers. They became the best teachers because they
have passion and experience. I would imagine they can't imagine anyone
feeling differently. However when you mentor student or beginning teachers,
sometimes those individuals haven't felt that feeling yet. They may not ever feel that

I have learned I can do nothing to MAKE them love teaching. I can model the
mechanics. I can sing praises. However, you just never know what they are
thinking or their attitude about their experiences. You just have to hope for the
best and want them to be able to experience the joy of teaching.

If that doesn't happen, you just have to chalk it up. You did you best. You
tried to show them how. However, if they aren't as enthusiastic about the
experience as you are, don't beat yourself up about it.

Sheree Rensel

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