Student Teaching: Working Together MCIU Health and PE Symposium February 17, 2012 by Jeff Jacobs, Methacton School District Rick Stevenson, West Chester University. This presentation is geared toward:. those who have been cooperating teachers.
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Student Teaching: Working TogetherMCIU Health and PE SymposiumFebruary 17, 2012by Jeff Jacobs, Methacton School District Rick Stevenson, West Chester University
Participants will be able to:
(Indirectly affect 1,400,000+ students having 20 interns who each have 20 interns all having 30
year careers in schools of 500 students!)
If you don’t want to be a cooperating teacher, please don’t agree to do it!
Student Teaching Supervisor
It’s important for all three to have open and honest communication!
All three should share their expectations with each other.
Don’t let any issues go unresolved for any length of time.
As a cooperating teacher, you need to help your student teacher climb to new heights!
classroom and practice what they have been learning.
Only chocolate chip……please
1 cream, 2 sugars
Wax it too?
Expectations from West Chester University teacher climb to new heights!
It is expected that students will
prepare and teach lessons that are
- Students will write lesson plans in the
university format. Unit plans will be
written in university format.
- officially observe several classes per day.
- provide daily feedback if not feedback after each
incomplete directions, teachable moment, as long as it
does not demean the student.
to allow time for corrections.
Four formal graded observations in
secondary - 2 PE, 2 Health
- Three formal graded observation in
- One final assessment
- Weekly conference forms
- TIPR Evaluation (electronic version)
Try to: teacher climb to new heights!
student teacher feel welcome
and at ease.
and be their most enthusiastic
I also ……… teacher climb to new heights!
I am willing to help my student teacher with everything – ideas, lessons, class management, cover letters, resumes, etc.
A few more suggestions… teacher climb to new heights!
in a position where he or she is on the defensive.
“Asking questions is a
sign of intelligent
At times they will feel like everything is coming at them at once!
Encourage them to:
Stay calm! Try to relax!
The Story of Karl and Kylie
The moving story of a misunderstood child and her teacher.
Sometimes it can be quite humorous
Excuses from PE class:
“………I gave her a hole asburn………”
“Please excuse _________ from running in gym because she smokes.”
“_________ bumped his head yesterday. Please excuse him from any activities that include punching or hitting.”
Information, activities, lesson plans, books, journals, etc.
Encourage their active membership in Professional Organizations
When the internship is over my interns leave with: Organizations
“Using someone else’s ideas is the
sincerest form of flattery.”
* Results are not typical and may vary from intern to intern.