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Discussion due today before 11:59 pm

Discussion due today before 11:59 pm

Topic 1 DQ 1 

Interview your cooperating teacher/mentor about the following aspects of your cooperating classroom. Use the discussion to prepare for the student teaching experience. Your interview questions and observations should review the following:

  • The best methods for communicating with your cooperating teacher/mentor
  • The school philosophy, policies, calendar, and daily schedule
  • The professional dispositions including expectations regarding dress, behavior, etc.
  • Required reports and recordkeeping, grading standards, and discipline procedures
  • District/school resources provided based upon the learning expectations
  • Expectations for students, routines, procedures, and an established classroom management plan
  • Additional questions as appropriate

Summarize and reflect upon your interview and explain how you will use your findings in your student teaching practice and future professional practice.

Consider the following:

  • What surprised you the most about your cooperating teacher/mentor’s responses?
  • How do the “Professional Dispositions” align to your cooperating teacher/mentor’s responses?
  • How can you apply your findings to your future professional career?