Also, I would expect that the student teacher would make sure she/he
shares in the clean up and work in the room. The time is short and
therefore I would like the projects/lessons to be ones that can be
finished before the teacher leaves or can be easily finished afterwards.
When the young teacher has his/her first job, he/she can try all manners
of ideas. however, I do like to see different approaches and have worked
with the student teachers. Sometimes too ambitious projects become
I would expect that the young teacher has a pleasant manner and is willing
to listen to advice. In the high school setting the young teacher should
be friendly with the students but not "a friend" ; in other words not get
their phones numbers or plan on social events with them even though there
is only a few years difference in age.
(I found out too late that a student teacher I had had gave his phone
number to one of the female students. Totally inappropriate.)
Realize that you can't burn the world down in eight weeks and try to stay
calm. REalize that the coop teacher does have some good ideas and is
willing to help or wouldn't have taken on a student teacher as sometimes
things are disrupted.Also, you will make a good impression if you help
with all the small details to keeping an art room organized.
On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, amanda clarke wrote:
> This request is directed to those already teaching:
> I will be student teaching next spring. Our program here requires us to
> split one 16 week semester into two 8 week sessions. I will be spending 8
> weeks in the elementary setting and 8 in the secondary setting. I do not
> feel this is enough time for either situation.
> Anyways, as a supervising teacher, what are your expectations and hopes
> for student teachers entering your classroom. What advice would you pass
> on to students before they enter your classroom?
> I am looking forward to your responses.