Most likely, your student teacher has picked up their first two preps and may be starting their third prep this week. Be sure to give written and verbal feedback regularly. Sometimes this may be as simple as the cooperating teacher asking, “how do you think that class period went?” As part of the observation forms that are found in the Cooperating Teacher Manual (pgs. 17-20), be sure to work with your intern on completing the Teaching Internship Weekly Evaluation Form. Spend some time together to discuss any areas where they may be need for growth, as well as the comments on the weekly form from the student teacher or cooperating teacher. Examples of this completed document can be found in this week’s “Example & Support Documents” area of the page and on our "Forms" page.
“Be a good listener. Encourage others to
talk about themselves.”
- Student teachers have their first seminar on Thursday, February 9th. This will be hosted at UF Gainesville. Student teachers are responsible for preparing sub plans for all of the courses that they have been teaching when out for intern seminars.
- Be sure to review the lessons plans prior to the student teacher giving instruction, so that you can provide feedback. Interns may use the lesson template that is used at their school sites, or one that is suggested by the cooperating teacher. Information on lesson plans can be found on page 28 in the Student Teacher Handbook. - The first cooperating teacher support zoom meeting will be held this month, February 15th at 6:00pm! Please be on the lookout for more details later this week! The link for this meeting will be emailed to you by Dr. Barry. Please make sure to mark it on your calendars!