Day 120 (of 183) reflections of a student teacher leaving us (part one)
We have two teacher candidate/student teacher with our school. The first just had his last day with us (thus the part one in the title). We get to wish him well and hope that we’ve set him up with enough experiences to be successful as he begins his career.
Proud that the practicum advisors we’re excited about our school with our focus on self-regulation, use of eportfolios and risk taking. In fact one of my requests of teacher candidates is to have a lesson implode/explode..because we all know it will happen…..more than once or twice too….hopefully at least!
When our second learning-teacher came on board I posted some advice (from my point of view) https://technolandy.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/day-102-of-183-teacher-candidate-practicum-things-to-know/
But at some point the bird does leave the nest. Hopefully eyes a bit more open to what school is – and especially how it looks very different from the adults point of view compared to the ‘what I remember as a student view’ of emerging teachers.
It’s not about the curriculum.
It’s not about the big ideas.
It’s not even about collaboration or creativity.
It’s all about the learners and always about theIR learning. Relationships matter.