Student Teacher Resources

By Alan Haskvitz, National Teachers Hall of Fame, national inservice presener.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

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I clearly remember my less than good experiences as a student teacher at Cal Poly Pomona. One supervising teacher left me alone from the start to go play basketball. The other was excellent and provided needed feedback. Unfortunately, Cal Poly provided a woman who had not been in the classroom in years as my observer. She complained when I called the students “kids” and the fact that my dress shirt was not fully buttoned to the top. She missed the fact that the lesson featured a Japanese exchange student explaining the role of the emperor and the fact that students were using primary documents. She missed the fact that the students were so into the debate that they didn’t want to leave the room when the bell rang and that their reflection essays showed a clear change in their point of views. For my final college lesson plan demonstration before my fellow student teachers I painted my face with a burnt cork and wore a turtleneck sweater. I came as an African American student and gave my fellow white student teachers a test on slang words. I played loud music, told them if they failed they couldn’t go to college, and collected their work with distain. The supervising teacher didn’t get it and gave me a failing grade. I had to go to the dean and face representatives from every discipline to be allowed to stay in the program. As luck would have it, 25 years later Cal Poly’s teacher preparation department asked me to be its outstanding alumnus at the school’s anniversary celebration. As such, I have deep feelings about all student teachers and so I have put together some resources to help in this most difficult of times.

Here is a listing of valuable and useful tools to help in the difficult transition from student to student teacher to educator.

New teacher links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/newteach/index.html

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/new_resources_for_teach.html

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/new_teacher.html

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/celebrate_teaching.html

Teacher and the law links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/teacher_law.html

Lesson plan links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/lessonplans/index.html

Links to hundreds of lesson plans sties

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/alansplans.html

For Physical Education lessons

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/phys_ed.html

Behavior and classroom management links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/discipline.html

Special Education Links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/specialed/general/index.html

Assessment, rubrics, and much more

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/assessment.html

Davidson University Student Teacher Handbook

Very traditional

http://www.davidson.edu/academic/education/sthandbook.htm

And

North Carolina State’s Handbook

http://ced.ncsu.edu/teachered/studteachhandbook/studteacher.htm

Interesting classroom management questions

No answers given, but a great place to start a discussion with a mentor or cooperating teacher.

http://www.esl.ohio-state.edu/SEP/CW/104/Materials/StudentTeacherSituations.html

And

http://homepages.ius.edu/Special/EESP/Problem%20solving.htm

Student Teacher Bill of Rights

http://www.wnmu.edu/clubs/NEAssoc/BillOfRights.htm

Actual Student Teacher Portfolios with

 sample lessons

I don’t know how these were left up, but here they are so you can compare your work to their work.

http://www.umary.edu/UM/AcademicInformation/Undergraduate/Education/studentteaching/portfolio.htm

 

Where to find jobs

Teachable Moments

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/teachable-moments.html

11 Traits of a good teacher

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/traits.html

 

Summer jobs for teachers

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/interview.html

Fellowships

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/fellowships.html

 

New Teacher related websites

 

New Teacher Resource Center

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/fellowships.html

Student Teacher Site
http://www.nvo.com/ecnewletter/newteacherresources/
How to Get All Important Teaching Experience
http://chronicle.com/jobs/2000/07/2000072102c.htm
Tips for new teachers
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Tips/Student_Teaching/index.shtml
Help for New Teachers
http://www.middleweb.com/1stDResources.html
Minnesota new teacher help site
http://www.educationminnesota.org/index.cfm?PAGE_ID=327
Building Confidence for New Teachers

http://www.positivelymad.co.uk/pd/conf_teachers.htm

Terrific site for new teachers. Very comprehensive.

http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/teachtip.htm

Middle school related links

http://www.middleweb.com/1stDResources.html

Resources by grade level

http://www.electricteacher.com/newteacher/

 

Very diverse collection with many updates articles. Worthwhile

http://newteachersupport.suite101.com/

New teacher mentoring links

http://www.middleweb.com/mentoring.html

New Teacher Mentoring Group

Nice collection of articles

http://www.mentors.net/

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