Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Question for anyone in blogland that is reading this, what advice can you give me about hosting a student teacher/ practicum student? My school has not met AYP in a while and because of that, we haven't taken any student teachers or practicum teachers. However, we are located within walking distance of a local university and so my principal is encouraging collaboration with them. I have been asked to take a practicum student 3 times/week and then possibly host a student teacher next year. I really feel like I need to do a fantastic job- to show that even though we have struggled with AYP we are a fantastic school, to help my principal build the connections, and to inspire whoever is placed with me. I have never had a student teacher before so I am nervous! I really want to do a great job as a mentor teacher- any tips, advice, or websites to check out would be greatly appreciated!