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Re: Pre-service training

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The Austin's (whest177)
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 17:42:51 -0600

I can think of several things that surprised me, besides all of the previous
posts. I was never taught "what" to teach. All the lessons I had when I
started were what I grabbed from my cooperating teachers. The lessons we did
do in college were SOOOOO poor for the actual classroom! We had this one
lesson on an audio scavenger hunt - a list of words, like the color red, egg
beater, etc., and a tape player. We were sent out with instructions to
return in X amount of time. While this works great for college students,
there is NO WAY I'd turn a bunch of high school students loose at school!
Discipline, everyday procedures such as fire drills, lining up, etc.,
extra duties, how to set up a K-12 curriculum, the list goes on and on. I
did learn a TON of education/art education theories - not real practical
knowledge on the job. I pretty much felt like a soldier who was taught the
history of war and theories on how to fight, and then dumped on the battle
front and was expected to know how to fight. Luckily, I had alot of support.
Sure I was given the state curriculum guides, but at that point I needed
lessons to teach them! I cringe now at the injustice I did my students those
first couple of years.

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