Student Teaching Jobs
Rather part of a bachelor's degree of master's degree program, student teaching is the culmination of a teacher's preparation.
Besides a cooperating teacher, each student teacher is assigned a supervisor from the college or university. The supervisor will visit and evaluate the student teacher's performance several times during the experience. They will meet to discuss strengths and areas of weakness in the student teacher's lessons, classroom management, and instruction techniques. A similar observation process occurs with the cooperating teacher.
Relationships between the cooperating teacher and student teacher can sometimes be awkward. It is important for both participants to know their roles and responsibilities. The college or university will provide specific requirements of all participants. There may be certain tasks the student teacher must complete like integrating technology into a lesson, writing daily reflections over the lessons, and creating a teaching portfolio. The cooperating teacher is responsible for providing feedback, completing evaluations, and planning with the student.
The student teacher should be given the freedom to design and implement lessons that are applications of what he has learned from his education experience. He is not there to merely continue in the exact footsteps of the cooperating teacher. In turn, the student teacher must take the position seriously being professional at all times. He should respect the classroom environment that exists and work to maintain a respectful relationship with the cooperating teacher.
Going above and beyond leads to outstanding references from the cooperating teacher and supervisor.