10 Tips for student teachers on placement

I’m starting to realise that PRAC is only 3 weeks away and not only do I need to complete a million things before hand, I have a million things to do during PRAC. The requirements this year are pretty overwhelming.. And now the PRAC office has chosen to select all placements in Queensland which not only puts more pressure on them., but also makes it slower for us to find our our placement details and more anxious about how far we will have to travel and who we will get as a mentor. Anyway, I was looking through blog post about PRAC and I came across this one. Stephanie’s post has given me some handy tips that I’ll definitely take on board! I’m always interested in what other teachers have to say about PRAC and behaviour management a day it’s really interesting to read through. So thanks for that one Stephanie!

Teaching the Teacher

I was recently asked by a reader if I could give my tips for surviving teaching placement, practicum, teaching experience. Having gone through the experience myself and having watched two sets of student teachers come into our school, I’m not too far removed but I also get the benefit of seeing part of the other side of the fence. However I’m not at the point where I have enough experience to mentor a student teacher so I can’t give the Associate Teacher’s point of view.

1. You are there to learn
Going into placement you have two what might seem like mutually exclusive goals. On one hand, you want to show what an awesome teacher you are to your Associate Teacher/School and get that elusive permanent teaching job post-graduation. But on the other, you are there to learn. Here’s my advice, stick with the former and the latter will…

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