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Should I take a student teacher?

I was asked if I would take a student teacher. This would be my first one. What should I consider in making the decision? —Mark, Queens, New York Your administrator must feel confident in your expertise to ask you to take on this responsibility. Working with the next generation of teachers is part of being […]

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On being a “cooperating” teacher: The greatest lesson ever

In a previous blog on student teaching, Christina Atton reflected on her student teaching in science. Her cooperating teacher, Ms. Chevin Stone (from Donald E. Gavit MS/HS in Hammond, IN), shares her experiences as Christina’s cooperating teacher. When my principal emailed asking for a volunteer to work with a student teacher in a science classroom, […]

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Student teaching

Next semester, I’ll be student teaching and I’m currently in the midst of my Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment classes. However, I really don’t have any insight into the life of a student teacher yet. I’m curious what I should do to prepare for my experience as well as any recommendations for making the most out […]

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Observing a student teacher

I’m going to have a student teacher in my biology classes next semester. I’ve never done this before, and I’d like to provide her with feedback on effective science teaching practices. Do you have any suggestions for resources on this? –Deborah, Stockton, California Congratulations on your new role, and thank you for agreeing to help […]

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