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<< What an excellent idea! Can you tell a little more about how you
facilitate this? Do you ask the class ahead of time who would be willing to
be shadowed, or do you select a student due to particular reasons and ask
them individually? Can you tell MY wheels are turning?
Greenfield Wisc >>
Sure -- although it isn't very complicated! I ask one of my trustworthy
students to be the shadowee -- they are usually flattered to be asked! Then I
put an announcement in our daily bulletin saying that my current student
teacher will be shadowing so and so, a seventh grade student to all of her
classes tomorrow and I ask that anyone who would be inconvenienced or
uncomfortable, etc. notify me as soon as possible. I have never had a teacher
say no. I suggest that my student teacher writes a thank you to those teachers
who so graciously welcomed him or her! I do try to do this during the first
week the student is with me -- once they start actually teaching, I could
never pry them out of my room.
Marcia in Wisconsin, where the snow is supposed to fly tonight!
lWest Salem Middle School
West Salem, WI