Saturday, July 7, 2012

Effective Student Teachers

Effective student teachers should do the following:
  • Provide Positive Reinforcement
  • Provide Guidance
  • Build Trust
  • Be a Role Model
  • Listen Attentively
  • Constantly Observe
  • Record Observations
  • Build Up Student Strengths
  • Use Creativity
  • Be Understanding
  • Communicate Clearly
  • Be Open Minded
  • Provide Focus For Each Individual Student
  • Give Timely, Specific, and Encouraging Feedback 
  • Teach Students how to Stay Focused
  • Teach Students how to Adapt
  • Know how to Deal With Various Learning Styles
  • Know Various Learning Strategies
  • Treat All Students Equally (No Favoritism)
  • Have a Positive Attitude
  • Learn Flexibility
  • Learn Proper Ways to Give Advice, Criticism, or Solutions
  • Reflect on Present/Future Goals, Training, and Educational Goals
Effective student teachers will build a productive student teacher/CT relationship by doing the following:
  • Building Mutual Respect
  • Showing Reliable Behavior (have accountability)
  • Being Honest
  • Learning to Overcome Obstacles
  • Finding a Common Ground
  • Establishing Mutual Goals
  • Demonstrating Knowledge of how to Identify and Implement Different Learning Styles
  • Discussing Diversity Issues
  • Develop Varying Perspectives
  • Asking Questions Aimed at Personal Ability, Personal Development, Goals, and Changes.
~These statements were taken or modified/developed from paperwork given in a Coaching and Mentoring Presentation from Kennesaw State's LINK organization.~


  1. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you find it useful! I absolutely love incorporating technology in the classroom and I want to help others do the same! I think that your blog is super cute and you have a lot of great ideas! I am actually starting my student teaching soon! Right now I am an assistant, but can't wait to get into tech full swing!

  2. Reflection is always a good thing. I'm glad you stopped by my blog. I think it would be interesting to see you expand more in depth on specific aspects of how you implement/reflect on these qualities.

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