Discussion: Student teaching practice
Discussion: Student teaching practice
A cooperating special education teacher has been interviewed and the answers or summary to the underlined topics are below.
Instructions: Using the information from the interview below, summarize and reflect upon your interview and explain how you will use your findings in your student teaching practice and future professional practice.
Consider the following:
• How can you apply your findings to your future professional career?
We combine academic rigor, social emotional learning, and experiential opportunities. This establishes a culture of trust, curiosity and achievement.
Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous and relevant education, based on the ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®. Perspectives students are prepared for life in a changing world with the tools to succeed. This holistic model fosters ethical leadership and cultivates agency.
For over twenty years, our network has served public school students in grades 6 -12 on our city’s Southside.
Policy, Calendar and daily schedule
Along with becoming familiar with students’ policies and procedures, employees are expected to follow guidelines of the school district signing off on the employee handbook. School calendar is online and daily schedules are given at the beginning of the school year and subject to change based on student needs.
Professional Disposition and behavior
While remote learning is taking place, teachers should be presentable. Mainly basic hygiene intact. When we go back to the building, the attire is business casual. Teachers are expected to be professional during the school day and follow protocol written in the employee handbook. Students wear uniforms and are expected to follow the schools discipline plan. They sign off on the handbooks for discipline every year.
Required reports and recordkeeping, grading standards, and discipline procedures.
There are various trackers used for recordkeeping during remote learning. These trackers are via google drive. For the most part recordkeeping for attendance and grades are digital. Student teachers will be given limited access.
• District/school resources provided based upon the learning expectations.
Afterschool programs, mentors, resource is available per IEP, IXL and various computer sites for student learning and college readiness.
• Expectations for students, routines, procedures, and an established classroom management plan
These are all outlined in the student handbook and as far as classroom management, establishing routines, seating arrangements are the pillars of class management.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.