edukaition: Student teaching question
Seeing some recent posts on my dash, I am curious to know:
1. How long is/was your entire student teaching experience?
2. How many weeks is/was your lead teaching or full take-over (aka planning and executing all lessons in place of your mentor teacher)?
My university’s requriements are…
1. 14 weeks long
2. This can vary based on the cooperating teacher and the student teacher. I fully took over in Week 3, and I will probably be in charge until the end of Week 13.
Sorry to sound like a broken record here, but I am stuck on a bit of a theme tonight.
So, I am doing some grading (see last post). And it is really, really, really stressful for some reason. I don’t understand why I am so stressed out doing it. I just am. I literally question everything I write down on their papers. This is just causing way too much anxiety.
Why do I hate grading so much?
- 60 sonnet in-class essays
- 64 Letters to Wordsworth
- 22 mock trial projects
- 22 imagery assignments
That is just for grading alone.
I am now officially an expert fascinator/headpiece finder (relative to people in the US, I should say). If you ever need to ”know a guy” for these sorts of things, I will happily be that guy.
How do you get creative with lessons so you don’t have to make copies or do worksheets? My friend is student teaching in CPS, and her teacher has already ran out of copies for this year (the administration is being very resistant to allotting more copies either). The only technology available is a projector and an ELMO. These are also 90 minute periods and they are currently in a short story unit where there is no textbook for so she would need to make copies of the stories for the students. Any thoughts?