How can I best help my student teacher?
January 16, 2011 8:38 PM Subscribe
I have a student teacher and this is a new experience for me. How can I be the best cooperating teacher possible? (Life science teacher at the high school level in the US.)
posted by adorap0621 to education (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
He's been with me all year and when he first started, I had him jump into one elective class for a short unit and then we started planning together for my bio classes. He'd then watch me teach one period of bio, then he'd teach the other two periods. Eventually, he started planning mostly independently for bio.. now he is full time student teachingand he should be pretty independent.
When you were a full time student teacher, what helped you the most? What have you done as a cooperating teacher that seems to have worked (obviously, each teacher and student teacher has their own style.)
BTW, I realize I should be able to answer this myself but I went through an alt cert program and my student teaching experience was FAR from typical..and to be honest, all I remember is paralyzing fear that the students would see through me and my inability to sleep.
Thanks in advance!