As I cuddle with the pup and maintain an all-pajama wardrobe, I'm trying to prep for a student teacher. This will be my second ST. My first was just last Spring and it was, overall, a good experience. I really had to think and pray about having a student teacher, and while I know it isn't for everyone, I came to the personal conclusion that it was something I needed to do. I think I'll expand on that in another post.
For today, as I reflect on my first experience and prepare for my second, I'd like to ask for any tips or advice (or anecdotes!) from those of you who have had STs in the past. How did you get ready? Why did you agree to take a ST? How did it go? Would you do it again? If so, would you do anything differently?
And for anyone fresh off of a student teaching experience, what made your experience great (or not so great)? What were the most valuable lessons you learned? What do you wish you had learned or experienced but didn't get to?
|Rudy's first snow day--which has nothing to do with student teachers, but gosh, he's cute.|