ERIC Number: ED100817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Role of the Supervising Teacher.
Painter, Lorene H.
This speech outlines the role of the teacher supervisor in public schools. After a review of the negative aspects faced by many student teachers, recommendations are made for a better working and learning relationship between the teacher supervisor and the student teacher. The integrated program at Lenoir Rhyne College includes the following college orientation for a supervising teacher: (a) reading the Supervising Teacher's Handbook, (b) briefing at a dinner meeting, (c) examining the student teacher's Guide to Secondary Student Teaching, (d) conferring daily with the student teacher, (e) periodically conferring with the college supervisor, and (f) learning from the experienced or certified supervising teachers in the school. Ways in which the supervisor can help the student teacher include: (a) observing--help the student teacher decide what objectively to look for and explain why certain things happen; (b) participating--involve the student teacher in a variety of teaching activities; (c) teaching--gradually move from participation into the teaching process; (d) planning--gradually move the student into the planning stage; and (e) conferring--be constructive when criticizing and encourage self-appraisal. It is the job of teacher supervisors to share the knowledge gained from experience and to be receptive to the ideas of the student teacher, thereby improving the worth of the teacher and student. (JCW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of speech given at Appalachian State University extension course at Hudson High School (October 4, 1970)