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Can You Fail Student Teaching?

By David Recine on January 17, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching

As I’ve said, student teaching counts as a university course. And many anxious teachers in-training ask me if it’s possible to fail student teaching. The simplest answer to the question is “yes.”...

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Writing a Letter to Parents as a Student Teacher

By Allison White on January 16, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas

As a student teacher, writing a letter to parents is your first step in communicating with families. It serves as their introduction to you as their child’s teacher. With these tips, you will make a...

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6 Student Teaching Last Day Ideas to Consider

By Jamie Goodwin on January 09, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas

You’ve worked hard throughout your student teaching experience. Now that it’s the last day, you want to leave on a high note. You want to plan a fun but educational experience for your students....

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How Many Hours Will I Spend Student Teaching?

By David Recine on January 01, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching

Student teaching is a full-time job…literally. A student teacher does all the same things that a full-time salaried teacher would do.

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How to Write a Student Teaching Reflection

By Jamie Goodwin on December 28, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching

When student teaching is just about over, you’ll be expected to write a reflection of the experience. With the amount of time and energy that you’ve put into student teaching, you want this to...

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Creative Ways to Thank Your Cooperating Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Job Etiquette

Your time as a student teacher is just about over, but there’s still one thing that you need to do: thank your cooperating teacher. Your cooperating teacher gave up their classroom in order to...

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What to Ask Your Cooperating Teacher Before Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Cooperating Teacher

My university worked to determine my student teaching placement as soon as possible. This allowed me to reach out and introduce myself before I showed up on the first day. Along with a brief...

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Preparing for Your First Day of Student Teaching

The first day of student teaching is a big event for teachers in training. For most student teachers, it’ll be the first time they’re in charge of a classroom, acting as a “full” teacher. This...

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How to Make Money While Student Teaching

By David Recine on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teacher Training

For many people, the student teaching requirement is a big financial obstacle. Student teaching can last for months, and it’s usually unpaid. And it’s a full time job. More than full-time really,...

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Writing a Goodbye Letter to Students After Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on December 23, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching

After spending so much time with your students, it’s hard to say goodbye to them. One great way to do this is through a goodbye letter. As you sit down to write your goodbye letter to students,...

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