Teacher bees?

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I’m in the same place as you! I’m starting my internship/practicum/year long student teaching in August. I’ll be at the same school, with the same teacher, for the whole 2013-2014 school year.

Obviously I can’t really give advice, since we’re in the same place, but I just wanted to say good luck! 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

@cherriesandcream:  I’m an Elementary major, and I definitely prefer the little ones. Unfortunately, most of my placements have been with 5th grade. I’m hoping the school lets me request a grade, since it’s a total of like 1,000 hours instead of my other placements that were 20-35 hours each. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Learn how to run the photocopier on day one and try not to forget your co-operating teacher’s code for it. 🙂

Do detailed lesson plans (even though you won’t do these forever) and have lots of back-up or extension activities. 

Plan your transitions carefully. If you need to move chairs/kids for an activity, plan ahead.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@cherriesandcream:  My only advice right now is to wash your hands. I’m a preschool music teacher (second month at my job) and I’ve been so sick.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I taught English to grades 1-6 in Japan and have done student teaching in 2nd and 5th grade classrooms here in the US. I absolutely LOVE fifth grade. I have another year of master’s classes and then hopefully I can find a job.

Always have something to do for the kids who finish early, and ALWAYS have a back-up plan in case technology fails. (We’re lucky enough to have a SmartBoard in the classroom. About a month before the end of the school year, the bulb burnt out and apparently it’s really complicated to replace, because we were SmartBoardless until the end of the school year. My mentor teacher handled it really well, but I think back to how many lessons I did that relied solely on the use of the SmartBoard and how screwed I would have been had it malfuncitoned when I was teaching!)

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh yeah! Definitely wash your hands and get your flu shot!!! I teach elementary music so I see EVERY kid at my TWO schools. I was pretty much sick for the past two years. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

@cherriesandcream:  I think it’s just ended up that way. Each different placement has been organized by different people, so no one has any contact with anyone else. I guess a lot of schools just need the most help with the oldest kids. I sub at at a K-12 private school, so I’ve gotten to work with K-5, but that’s been totally on my own and had nothing to do with college. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@cherriesandcream:  I’ve been a teacher for 5 years now (going on my 6th) and student teaching was stressful, bu I did enjoy it. Hopefully ou get a good cooperating teacher!!!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@cherriesandcream:  oh its great! I went to school for music so teaching it to kids is extra fun. All of the kids in the school rotate to my classroom once a day (which explains all of the germs and probably why I’m so sick.) I’m really working on classroom sanitation and keeping my distance from their faces. I also watched a youtube video on how doctors wash their hands (5 second washes dont count lol!) Hopefully it helps becuase I havent been this sick in quite some time lol.

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