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Topic: Student Teachers' Methods
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Eileen Abrahamson

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Registered: 12/6/04
Student Teachers' Methods
Posted: Oct 29, 1995 11:42 AM
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Hi Mary Ann;

> My frustration is that despite this careful nuturing they
>seem to regress to the lecture/sponge model when student teaching.
> I believe that this is due partly to seeing particing teachers
>using a lot of lecture; those who are placed with teachers who use a
>variety of methods seem to also do so.


I can suggest another reason, which was a problem when I student taught
some 15 years ago. The classroom teacher would not permit me to utilize
methods that differed from hers, after all the college placed me with her
to learn how she did it, not create methods of my own. At least that was
her opinion. I

I sometimes have student teachers in my classroom. However, most are
placed with older, more senior teachers. Their methods are frequently
static and outdated. Many of the student teachers are frustrated by their
placements, however, such placements continue. Why, because the University
does not insist on different placements.

I personally believe that if the Universities were willing to pay a portion
of the students fees for credits to the classroom teacher, they could
insist on choosing only quality placements. Since they are unwilling to
pay for the placements they often get classrooms where the teachers are
hoping for the two week break while the student teacher takes over, rather
than concentrating on what they need to do to facilitate a quality
experience for the student teacher.

This is one of the many issues I believe need to be addressed by Teaching
Colleges and Universities.

Thanks for letting me get on my soapbox;-)

Eileen :-)

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Eileen Abrahamson "All our knowledge has its origins
Fourth Grade Teachers in our perceptions."
Edw. Neill Elemetary Leonardo da Vinci
Burnsville, MN
E-Mail:0191enel@informns.k12.mn.us






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10/29/95
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Eileen Abrahamson
10/29/95
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