(This post is in memory of the 43 Mexican student teachers murdered by drug cartels three years ago this month. Read more about them at Video: “Where Is My Brother?” Is Sad, Moving Music Video About Missing Mexican Student Teachers and Such A Sad & Tragic Story: Student Teachers Murdered In Mexico).
Since many readers are either student teachers or collaborating/cooperating teachers (like me), I thought a “Best” list would be useful bringing together my past posts on the subject, along with additional related resources.
You might also be interested in The Best Advice For New Teachers.
Here’s what I have so far:
Seven Strategies For Working With Student Teachers is the title of my Education Week Teacher multi-part series on the the topic.
7 Habits of Amazing Student Teachers is from We Are Teachers.
What Advice Would You Give a Student Teacher? is from Jennifer Gonzalez.
Stepping Aside: The Art of Working With Student-Teachers is from Ed Week Teacher.
Coaching the Veteran Teacher offers some great advice applicable to student teachers.
How to Be a Better Mentor to Your Student-Teachers is by Justin Minkel.
“These results suggest that concerns over lowered evaluations should not prevent teachers from serving as CTs.”//Will Mentoring a Student Teacher Harm My Evaluation Scores? Effects of Serving as a Cooperating Teacher on Evaluation Metrics https://t.co/SfvYKWdXK2
— Paul Bruno (@Paul__Bruno) September 15, 2019
Assessing the Assessment: Evidence of Reliability and Validity in the edTPA is a new and important paper.
Is edTPA standing in the way of getting more teachers into classrooms? is from Education Dive.
Research shows that an effective mentor teacher can have a measurable impact on the future effectiveness of student teachers. @CEDR_US found that a first-year teacher who student taught w/ an effective mentor can be as effective as a third-year teacher.https://t.co/j8wtiZrM7b
— Heather Peske (@HeatherPeske) June 21, 2022
One of the best early tells about a student teacher is whether, if given a “free” moment in class, they choose to chat up a kid or two ❤️
— Matthew R. Kay (@MattRKay) November 14, 2023