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1/1/12 7:00 P

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Well, I am thinking your admin team must believe you have something to offer to a student teacher and that's why you are getting one, or at least that's the way my school does it. I hold true to what I said in my earlier post but now apply it to your student teacher. You know more than the ST since she still is learning and you are the one with the experience. Take a deep breath and know that you have something to offer to a fellow educator.

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1/1/12 6:36 P

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My student teacher is about 40 also. She is actually a parent of 3 kids in our school (surprised they placed her there). I'm older and have lots of years experience so my situation is different than yours, but it will be different than working with a 22 y.o.


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1/1/12 5:04 P

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One of the reasons I am somewhat nervous about it is this is my fifth year teaching and my student teacher is not a traditional student. She is 40! I feel like a silly little kid! I have to keep telling myself that I'm the one with experience and she is still a student. Eeek!

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1/1/12 3:04 P

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I have 12 students and 8 of the 12 have an IEP so I made a booklet for the student teacher that gave a short intro for each student so she would know some of their needs and strengths and ways to motivate them (special interests). I also let her know that she could ask questions at any time and that I would welcome new ideas as well. Have fun! (I have had many student teachers in my 35 years of teaching and only one was less than excellent. They usually have great ideas to share!

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1/1/12 1:07 P

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WOW! Thank y'all so very much! This is great advice!

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1/1/12 7:37 A

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Find out what her supervising teacher will be grading her on. Each one seems to have a different set of standards. This way you can be sure she is ready for the observations when it happens.

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1/1/12 6:59 A

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The suggestion about the hidden curriculum....a great one!

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1/1/12 1:18 A

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I've had one student teacher and the best advice I could come up with was to tell her that no matter what, she will always know more than the students. I teacher 11th grade English and even if I wait until the night before to read something, I will still always know more than the students who are reading it the next day. So many new teachers come in thinking that they have to know 'everything' and that just is not possible, with curriculum standards, standardized tests, student names, and the list goes on and on. She felt much more relaxed knowing that she didn't have to know 'everything' especially since she was the one getting her college degree and was about to graduate. After that, she rocked it!!!

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1/1/12 12:19 A

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Teach them the hidden curriculum......where and how copies are made, who to ask for help, etc. That can help make them feel a part of the school. Also, give them space in your room, a desk, a table, something they can call their space to work. Good luck!

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I just finished my student teaching semester -- my mentor teachers were extremely welcoming. Somethings I noticed that they did
1. Set up regular times to meet once on-board
2. Think outloud - so discuss the lessons as they were teaching
3. Offer me any resources I needed
4. Allowed me to explore my style by taking on some projects

I was also introduced at the school inservice as well as the district inservice. My mentors introduced me to every teacher/staff in the building so I made connections VERY quickly.

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12/31/11 10:29 P

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I have not had a student teacher, (because I'm a traveling teacher, 3-4 schools each day, I can't) but one of the best things I had as a student teacher was when I started mid-year like this, I had a teacher who asked the kids to write (draw, depending on age) something they thought I should know about their classroom or the school, ie. rules, special events, etc. It made me feel welcome and the kids got to be involved, right from the beginning!

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12/31/11 10:02 P

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I had a great one last spring and will have a new one on Monday. She came in to meet everyone and we toured the building, met the principal, etc. He will have us all introduce them at our first staff meeting. I don't do anything "set". As I taught lessons when my last one was there I would comment during lessons on why I was doing certain things. Kind of thinking out loud. I told her I'd stop doing it if it drove her crazy. She said it was very helpful. I just found it easier instead of trying to remember what I did and why at the end of the day. I teach special ed. so I'm not teaching large groups like you may be. I also shared a lot about how to base your teaching on data and using different strategies when a student wasn't making gains. I'm sure others will have better ideas than mine. This is only my 2nd student teacher in 20 yrs!


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12/31/11 9:58 P

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Hey y'all! I was wondering if anyone has tips on hosting a student teacher. I will be a cooperating teacher for one beginning in January and want her to feel as welcome and as much of a part of our room as possible. Has anyone had a student teacher before? What did you do to welcome and support them? Thanks!

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