ERIC Number: EJ1014747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
10 Things to Know about Mentoring Student Teachers
Larkin, Douglas B.
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n7 p38-43 Apr 2013
Learning to teach is hard. Student teachers are still learning the content, and most are struggling with both teaching equitably to all students and keeping pace with district curriculum guidelines. It is challenging for student teachers to integrate their own ideas about good teaching with those of their teacher education programs. How cooperating teachers mentor them has significant consequences for how their student teachers address the challenges they face. The author follows with 10 tips on how to mentor better--including don't leave them alone, plan together, make time to talk, and connect student teachers to the larger political world of the school.
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mentors, Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Creativity, Constructivism (Learning), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Interpersonal Communication, Political Issues
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